Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You and Your Team.

Learn More →

ETIOLOGY OF GENERAL PARALYSIS OF THE INSANE.

ETIOLOGY OF GENERAL PARALYSIS OF THE INSANE. Whether or not progressive paralysis of the insane and locomotor ataxia represent different localizations of the same disease is a debatable question. They have a number of points in common, and are not rarely associated. Both are more common in males than in females, in the city than in the country and in mature life than at any other period, result from syphilis more than from any other causative condition, and are not amenable to radical treatment. Some aspects of the etiology of progressive paralysis of the insane are discussed in a recent communication by Krafft-Ebing,1 who characterizes this affection as one of the diseases evolved by nineteenth century civilization. Almost entirely unknown one hundred years ago, the number of cases has increased at a rapid rate nearly everywhere, as shown in part by the fact that the proportion of cases admitted to hospitals for the insane is greater http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

ETIOLOGY OF GENERAL PARALYSIS OF THE INSANE.

JAMA , Volume XXXIV (25) – Jun 23, 1900

Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/etiology-of-general-paralysis-of-the-insane-G450PnbZBb
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1900 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1900.02460250046009
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Whether or not progressive paralysis of the insane and locomotor ataxia represent different localizations of the same disease is a debatable question. They have a number of points in common, and are not rarely associated. Both are more common in males than in females, in the city than in the country and in mature life than at any other period, result from syphilis more than from any other causative condition, and are not amenable to radical treatment. Some aspects of the etiology of progressive paralysis of the insane are discussed in a recent communication by Krafft-Ebing,1 who characterizes this affection as one of the diseases evolved by nineteenth century civilization. Almost entirely unknown one hundred years ago, the number of cases has increased at a rapid rate nearly everywhere, as shown in part by the fact that the proportion of cases admitted to hospitals for the insane is greater

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 23, 1900

There are no references for this article.