Skip to main content
×
×
Home

On the Relation between Syphilis and General Paralysis. The difficulty of distinguishing General Paralysis from certain Syphilitic changes of the Brain

  • Achille Foville (a1)
Extract

In the article on General Paralysis in the “Nouveau Dictionnaire de Médicine et de Chirurgie Pratiques “(vol. xvi, p. 89., 1878), I thought I had settled the differential diagnosis of this affection when I said:—

“Multiple tumours of the brain, especially those of a syphilitic character, may be accompanied by motor and mental symptoms identical with those of general paralysis. More than once we have observed cases of this kind, and we believe that some do occur in which the differential diagnosis is impossible, except, perhaps, by means of the history. The autopsy alone discloses the error which has existed during the whole duration of the affection.”

Copyright
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

The British Journal of Psychiatry
  • ISSN: -
  • EISSN: 2514-9946
  • URL: /core/journals/the-british-journal-of-psychiatry
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 2 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 9 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 19th February 2018 - 18th June 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

On the Relation between Syphilis and General Paralysis. The difficulty of distinguishing General Paralysis from certain Syphilitic changes of the Brain

  • Achille Foville (a1)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *