In the “Journal of Mental Science” for July, 1877, p. 196, I placed on record some examples of unilaterally increased sweating, or hyperidrosis, particularly three cases occurring in general paralysis. In one of these cases of general paralysis, the unilateral excessive sweating affecting one side of the face and head was not associated with any local convulsion or paralysis, but the eyeball of the same side was sightless, and completely withered and shrunken, as the result of disease following an injury incurred long before he came under care. In the second case, convulsion and paralysis affected the same side of the body as that on which the accompanying unilateral facial sweating occurred; and in the third case the first appearance of the sweating followed the onset of hypochondriacal symptoms, and was contemporaneous with slight transitory unilateral facial paralysis of the same side, although the tendency to this sweating remained for a time after the local paresis had cleared up. In the first and third of these cases the right was the side of the face affected, and the left in the second. Full details of all these cases were given in the paper.
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