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Phenylpyruvic Oligophrenia

  • Valerie Cowie (a1)

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“The study of phenylpyruvic amentia may throw light on the whole problem of mental deficiency.”—Jervis.

Phenylpyruvic oligophrenia is a syndrome in which mental deficiency is accompanied by the excretion of phenylpyruvic acid in the urine.

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Phenylpyruvic Oligophrenia

  • Valerie Cowie (a1)
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