softening of the brain

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softening of the brain n.

softening of the brain n.

The pathology of sensory aphasia, with an analysis of fifty cases in which Broca's centre was not diseased. By M. Allen Starr, MD. Brain 1889: 12; 82–99; with A remarkable case of aphasia. Acute and complete destruction by embolic softening of the left motor-vocal speech centre (Broca's convolution), in a right-handed man: transient motor aphasia, marked inability to name objects and especially persons, considerable agraphia and slight word-blindness. By Byron Bramwell, MD. Brain 1898: 21; 343–373; and Recent work on aphasia. By James Collier, MD. Brain 1909: 31; 523–549.

(i) On right or left sided spasm at the onset of epileptic paroxysms, and on crude sensation warnings, and elaborate mental states. By J. Hughlings Jackson, M.D., LL.D., F.R.S. Physician to the London Hospital, and to the National Hospital for the Epileptic and Paralysed. Brain 1880: 2; 192–206. With (ii) On a particular variety of epilepsy (‘intellectual aura’), one case with symptoms of organic brain disease. By J. Hughlings Jackson, M.D., LL.D., F.R.S. Brain 1888: 11; 179–207. With (iii) Case of epilepsy with tasting movements and ‘dreamy state’—very small patch of softening in the left uncinate gyrus. By J. Hughlings Jackson, M.D., F.R.C.P., LL.D., F.R.S. and Walter S. Colman, MD, F.R.C.P. Brain 1898: 21; 580–590. With (iv) Epileptic attacks with a warning of a crude sensation of smell and with the intellectual aura (dreamy state) in a patient who had symptoms pointing to gross organic disease of the right temporo-sphenoidal lobe. By J. Hughlings Jackson M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.S. Physician to the National Hospital for the Epileptic and Paralysed and Purves Stewart, M.A., M.D., M.R.C.P Assistant-Physician to the Westminster Hospital. Brain 1899: 22; 535–549.


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A non-technical name for encephalomalacia.

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