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September 26, 1891

ANALYSIS OF THE SENSORY CHANGES AND CONDITIONS OF THE OCULAR APPARATUS AS FOUND IN IMBECILITY, EPILEPSY, AND GENERAL PARALYSIS OF THE INSANE.Read by title in the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

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JAMA. 1891;XVII(13):467-470. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410910007001d

The present paper is based upon a series of observations the result of five years' work at the State Hospital for the Insane at Norristown, Pa. The special character of research treated of in this communication, which has been carefully pursued by the aid of competent assistants, is here given as a series of concluding remarks upon those symptoms which have been deemed sufficiently proper for generalization and conclusion. It must be remembered, however, that the work as at present given cannot be considered complete, even from a clinical standpoint, because in reality it consists in a mere placing of all of the more certain sensory changes found in the three conditions (and before published in a separated form), into a single and combined grouping, thus hoping, as was attempted with the motor symptoms, to place them side by side for comparative study. Not that the results can be considered