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Case of Syphilitic Insanity

  • Batty Tuke

February, 17th.—Patient was suddenly seized this morning while at breakfast with incessant hiccup, which lasted for about three minutes or so; his fork then dropped out of his left hand, and he appeared stupid, gazing vacantly at his plate, but continuing to put food to his mouth with the right hand, though he was unable to masticate, or even grasp it with his lips. He was immediately taken to bed, and the following is a condensed account of his condition at 9.30 a.m., or half an hour after the seizure, the symptoms all becoming gradually developed up to that time.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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  • EISSN: 2514-9946
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Case of Syphilitic Insanity

  • Batty Tuke
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