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June 13, 1891

RELATION OF GYNÆCOLOGY TO NEUROLOGY.Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(24):837-839. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410760009001b
Abstract

The intimate relationship which exists between diseases of the organs in the female pelvis and the general nervous system has not yet been elucidated. Though as early as 1858 Brown-Séquard pointed out the dependence of insanity, epilepsy, hysteria and other affections, upon organic disease of the female generative organs. Baker Brown put these teachings into practice and furnished clinical proofs of their correctness. He, however, fell a martyr to the professional bigotry which his doctrine excited. Now, however, that the rancor of that day has died away, his book on "The Curability of Certain Forms of Insanity, Epilepsy, Catalepsy and Hysteria in Women," can be read with interest and modified by the later revelations of science, his teachings can be followed with safety.

The influence of the unhealthy uterus and ovaries upon the development of the diseases of other organs of the body by virtue of the neuric forces through

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