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January 28, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXII(4):188-189. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450310036008

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In his monograph on "Tumors of the Brain," in Nothnagel's Special Pathology and Therapy, Vol. ix, Oppenheim makes the statement that the duty of the clinician is not ended when he has diagnosticated an intracranial neoplasm, but he must go further and determine its precise situation in order to furnish a basis for prognosis and treatment. In pursuance of this thought Schmidt (Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, Dec. 22, 1898, p. 1170) reports two cases of cerebellar tumor presenting symptoms of increased intracranial pressure, especially vomiting and vertigo, when the lateral decubitus was assumed. The one case occurred in a woman, 24 years old, in the eighth month of her third pregnancy, whose parents had been tuberculous and who had herself been rachitic and had suffered from measles and articular rheumatism. For several months there had been headache, especially occipital, sometimes radiating to the forehead. For a month there had been

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