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November 30, 1907


Author Affiliations

Instructor in Neuropathology and in Electrotherapeutics in the University of Pennsylvania; Instructor in Neurology in the Philadelphia Polyclinic Hospital and College of Graduates in Medicine; Assistant Neurologist to the Philadelphia General Hospital. PHILADELPHIA.

From the Department of Neurology and the Laboratory of Neuropathology of the University of Pennsylvania.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(22):1825-1827. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320220011001a

The case of ascending unilateral paralysis, which it is my privilege to report by the kind permission of Dr. James Hendrie Lloyd, merits attention because of the rarity of such symptoms when not caused by gross cerebral disease, and also because of the difficulties in making a satisfactory diagnosis of the pathologic condition present:

Patient.  —B. D., a laborer, aged 60, was admitted to the nervous wards of the Philadelphia General Hospital in the service of Dr. James Hendrie Lloyd on April 6, 1905, complaining of weakness in his left leg.

History.  —His family history was negative. He denied having had venereal diseases, but he had been drinking to excess for fifteen years. On his admission to the hospital, he said that about three weeks before he had fallen and injured several ribs. He was then taken to the Pennsylvania Hospital, where he remained until April 1. After he left