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Frank Turnbull

. A lumbar puncture was done by her local physician one week after the second injury. He reported that the fluid was clear and initial pressure elevated to 230 mm. water. Examination . She was a healthy appearing, somewhat obese woman. Urinalysis, red and white cell count were normal, and blood Kahn was negative. Blood pressure 145/90. General physical examination was not remarkable. Neurological examination revealed the following abnormal features: (1) Slight stiffness of the neck. (2) Pronounced choking of the left optic disc with scattered, fresh hemorrhages

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Axel Olsen and Gilbert Horrax

stated that she had been somewhat deaf in the left ear for two years. General physical examination revealed obesity, normal blood pressure, and negative heart, lungs and abdomen. Pelvic examination showed a large fibroid uterus. There was no scalp tenderness or neck rigidity. Laboratory studies showed a normal blood count and a negative Hinton reaction. There was a faint trace of sugar in the urine on two examinations. Neurologic examination demonstrated bilateral choked disks and normal pupils. There was nystagmus to the right and left, which was slower on left

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I. Mark Scheinker

vomiting. Examination on admission revealed a well developed obese unconscious white woman with right facial weakness and absence of all deep reflexes. There were signs of pulmonary edema and respiratory distress. The cerebrospinal fluid was grossly bloody with an initial pressure of 200 mm. of water. She expired on the day of admission. Examination of the brain disclosed a slight fullness of the right cerebellar hemisphere and a diffuse bloody staining of the leptomeninges over both hemispheres. Horizontal sections through both lobes of the cerebellum revealed

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Mark Albert Glaser

I n performing a laminectomy it has been our experience that the existing self-retaining retractors do not meet the prerequisites for ease of retraction for bilateral or unilateral laminectomies. With these facts in mind a ratchet type of retractor has been designed. Heretofore, in extremely obese people or in areas in the back where the muscles are quite thick, we have found that the blades of the existing laminectomy retractors were too short. To allow flexibility so that deep muscles could be retracted as well as shallow muscles, the blades of this

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Marvin Posner and Gilbert Horrax

even questionably obese. The remaining patients presented no evidence of a Fröhlich-like syndrome. Marburg 6 believed that the adiposity sometimes seen in patients with pineal tumors was the result of an overfunctioning pineal body. Other investigators have concluded it was due to a hypofunctioning pineal body. Cushing accounted for the adiposity by attributing it to changes in the hypophysis as a result of increased intracranial pressure from the usually marked internal hydrocephalus. The last explanation seems the most logical in view of the fact that it is based

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Edgar A. Kahn

, never to occur again. Examination . She was an obese woman walking with a markedly spastic gait. There was weakness in both hands with a suggestion of atrophy. Hoffmann's sign was bilaterally present. Biceps and triceps jerks were active. The abdominal reflexes were obtained. The knee and ankle jerks were hyperactive. Babinski's sign was present bilaterally and there was marked spasticity of the legs. Sensory examination revealed normal pain and temperature sense. Touch and sense of motion and position of the toes were normal. Vibratory sense was diminished

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Leonard T. Furlow, Morris B. Bender and H. Lukas Teuber

until Feb. 15, 1945 when he again had a generalized convulsion. This convulsion was followed by a sensation of numbness over the entire right side of his body. This sensory change persisted up until the time of his admission to the U. S. Naval Hospital at San Diego. Upon arrival at this hospital, examination revealed an obese individual, his weight being 224 pounds. His general appearance was markedly suggestive of an endocrine disturbance in that he had striae of the skin of the lower abdomen, thighs and arms with definite thinning of the body hair and beard and

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Congenital Atresia of the Foramina of Luschka and Magendie

With Report of Two Cases of Surgical Cure

Claude C. Coleman and Charles E. Troland

. Following this accident the headaches became constant and extremely severe. The patient also noted some blurring of vision and photophobia. Examination The patient was a well-developed, slightly obese boy of 17 years. He was alert and cooperative. Blood pressure was 120/70. Neurological examination revealed both pupils to be dilated and they reacted very sluggishly to light. There was papilledema of approximately 4 D. in each eye. Extraocular movements were normal and there was no nystagmus. There was slight ataxia of the left lower extremity but no other

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Eldridge Campbell and Robert D. Whitfield

. Examination . The patient was an obese white woman, whose temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure were normal. Flexion of neck accentuated the headache. There was bilateral papilloedema: 6 D., O.D.; 4 D., O.S. Visual acuity was 20/70 O.D., 20/40 O.S. Visual fields were normal, except for enlarged blind spots bilaterally. There was slight left facial weakness, and a fine nystagmus to the right. In the Romberg test she swayed backward and to the right, but did not fall. There were no other abnormal findings. Routine blood and urine studies were normal

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V. J. McGovern, G. E. Phillips and B. D. Wyke

months later he noticed deterioration of vision in the left eye, associated with visual hallucinatory attacks, during which he saw small scintillating objects in front of his left eye. He also experienced difficulty in seeing objects approaching him from his left side. During the past 10 years his weight had steadily increased, with the development of obesity particularly in the lower abdomen and pectoral regions. His skin had become paler, but there had been no change in the distribution or texture of his cranial or body hair. He became rather sensitive to warm