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The Spastic and Tabetic Types of General Paralysis

  • R. S. Stewart (a1)


As a rule general paralysis is characterized by well-defined spinal symptoms and pathological changes, and, looked at from this point of view, the cases which pursue what may be called a normal course group themselves broadly into two fairly-defined but unequal divisions, presenting more or less distinctive features as regards onset, course, duration, and pathology. The type which is associated with locomotor ataxia is a well-recognized one, and it appears to me that in all the other cases the features which predominate during the progress of the affection indicate a correspondingly close relationship, clinically and pathologically, with that variety of spinal disease termed primary spastic paraplegia. In a small proportion the features are indicative of a combination of these two types, but it will be found that primarily such cases belong to one or other group, the combination of symptoms being of relatively late occurrence.

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For description and plan of Meer-en-berg in 1853, see “Asylums of Holland,” by Dr. Hack Take.
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The Spastic and Tabetic Types of General Paralysis

  • R. S. Stewart (a1)
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