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CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF NARCOLEPSY

CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF NARCOLEPSY Abstract To the historically inclined as well as to those interested in narcolepsy and allied conditions, the following report of a case will prove interesting and enlightening. In a previous communication1 on narcolepsy, I made the statements that narcolepsy was first described in 1877 by Westphal and that up to the present there had been no published report of autopsy in a case of narcolepsy. Both these statements now stand in need of revision, as shown by the following report of a case published by Dr. Richard Bright,2 in January 1836, which I recently found. To Bright, therefore, belongs the credit of being the first to describe clinically and to perform an autopsy in what appears to be a typical case of narcolepsy. The following history of a case, which is reported verbatim, is the fifth in a series of eleven cases of diseased arteries of the brain. Case References 1. Cave, H. A.: Narcolepsy , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 26:50-101 ( (July) ) 1931. 2. Bright, Richard: Cases Illustrative of the Effects Produced When the Arteries of the Brain Are Diseased , Guy's Hosp. Rep. 1:9-40 ( (Jan.) ) 1836. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF NARCOLEPSY

Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 38 (1) – Jul 1, 1937

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1937 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6754
DOI
10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260190146010
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Abstract

Abstract To the historically inclined as well as to those interested in narcolepsy and allied conditions, the following report of a case will prove interesting and enlightening. In a previous communication1 on narcolepsy, I made the statements that narcolepsy was first described in 1877 by Westphal and that up to the present there had been no published report of autopsy in a case of narcolepsy. Both these statements now stand in need of revision, as shown by the following report of a case published by Dr. Richard Bright,2 in January 1836, which I recently found. To Bright, therefore, belongs the credit of being the first to describe clinically and to perform an autopsy in what appears to be a typical case of narcolepsy. The following history of a case, which is reported verbatim, is the fifth in a series of eleven cases of diseased arteries of the brain. Case References 1. Cave, H. A.: Narcolepsy , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 26:50-101 ( (July) ) 1931. 2. Bright, Richard: Cases Illustrative of the Effects Produced When the Arteries of the Brain Are Diseased , Guy's Hosp. Rep. 1:9-40 ( (Jan.) ) 1836.

Journal

Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1937

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