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The cerebellum is enough of an unknown country that every case that throws any light on the functions of this organ should be placed on record. While our physiologists have explored every part of the cerebrum, and with substantial unanimity have assigned to each region its work, yet their opinions as to the functions of the cerebellum are as wide apart as are the poles of the earth. Between the views of the earlier scientists, who gave the cerebellum the control over all animal motions, and those of recent date, who assign to that organ as humble a sphere of influence in the body, almost, as the appendix, there is every variety and shade of opinion. The following case, while not unique, is rare enough to be of interest:
On Aug. 14, 1898, I was called to see Mrs. M., in labor at the seventh month. She was 37 years
HUBBARD CG. CONGENITAL ATROPHY OF CEREBELLUM. A RARE CASE. JAMA. 1899;XXXII(19):1023–1024. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450460007001b
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