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Lloyd J. Lemmen and Patrick G. Laing

expired suddenly. At necropsy healing fracture in satisfactory bony alignment was evident. Sections of the spinal cord taken from the area of fracture showed in one locus almost complete loss of anterior horn cells in a glial scar and few anterior horn cells on the contralateral side. The attached peripheral nerve roots showed a striking loss of axis cylinders and the Schwann sheaths were vacuolated. Case 2 . A 63-year-old male was admitted with symptoms of urinary retention, acute alcoholism and mental confusion. During the next week there was development of

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Robert C. Bassett and Lloyd J. Lemmen

showed a small aneurysm on the most proximal portion of the middle cerebral artery and elevation of the Sylvian vessels ( Fig. 1 ). Fig. 1. Case 1 . Aneurysm of middle cerebral artery (lateral view). No further treatment was instituted; she gradually improved. She has had no further difficulty for 9 years except for four grand mal seizures and occasional headache centered behind the left eye. Optic atrophy O.S. and astereognosis of the right hand persist. Case 2 . F. M. was a 45-year-old male under psychiatric treatment for chronic alcoholism and