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Three Cases of Phenylpyruvic Oligophrenia

  • R. M. Bates (a1)


A brief note upon the physical characteristics of three cases of phenylpyruvic oligophrenia may be of interest for comparison with other cases. The three patients have been under special observation for 2½ years, and are the only definite cases discovered in an examination of 2,300 mental defectives of both sexes, all ages and all grades.



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(1) Strumpel, and Seyforth, .—“Photosensitization in Pellagra,” A Practice of Medicine, 1931, ii, p. 1555.
(2) Spies, .—“Nicotinic Acid and Pellagra,” Lancet, 1938, i, p. 252.
(3) Strumpel, and Seyforth, .—“Photosensitization in Hæmatoporphyrinuria,” A Practice of Medicine, 1931, ii, p. 1596.
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The British Journal of Psychiatry
  • ISSN: 0368-315X
  • EISSN: 2514-9946
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Three Cases of Phenylpyruvic Oligophrenia

  • R. M. Bates (a1)
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