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  • Neuropathology in Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital: Past, present and prospect. [Review]
    Neuropathology 2019Seilhean D
  • Pitié and La Salpêtrière, both founded in the17th century, were for long two distinct hospitals until they merged in 1964. The name La Salpêtrière is inherited from the initial purpose of the buildings designed to produce saltpeter for gun powder. But the place was soon transformed into an asylum to shelter the poor and the insane. From the care of this underprivileged population, alienists such …
  • StatPearls: Excited (Agitated) Delirium [BOOK]
    StatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL) Sekhon Sandeep S Delhi University/Maulana Azad Medical College Fischer Michelle A. MA Penn State Hershey Medical Center Marwaha Raman R Case Western Reserve Un/MetroHealth MC BOOK
  • The understanding of delirium is as a complex neuropsychiatric syndrome that is characterized by disturbances in consciousness, orientation, memory, thought, perception and behavior resulting from or more structural and/or physiological abnormalities directly or indirectly affecting the brain. It is quite prevalent in medical and surgical settings and is associated with high rates of death and he…
  • Neurosyphilis presenting as pure cerebellar ataxia: an atypical manifestation. [Journal Article]
    BMJ Case Rep 2019; 12(8)Garg D, Vibha D, … Srivastava AK
  • Neurosyphilis has become an uncommon diagnosis in the current era. Neurological manifestations of syphilis usually lie within the spectrum of meningovascular syphilis, tabes dorsalis or general paresis of the insane. Although sensory ataxia may occur as part of spinal cord involvement, cerebellar ataxia has been rarely described as a manifestation of neurosyphilis. In this report, we describe a r…
  • Madness and Crime: A Non-Western Historical Perspective. [Journal Article]
    J Nerv Ment Dis 2019; 207(9):740-741Haldipur CV
  • It is generally acknowledged that the insanity defense has its roots in ancient Greek philosophy. There are references to the insanity defense in the works of Plato and Homer. Little, though, is known about how non-Western cultures dealt with the insane who commit crimes. This article focuses on one non-Western culture: ancient India. The author refers to extant medical texts and Sanskrit literat…
  • From Many to One to Many-the Search for Causes of Psychiatric Illness. [Journal Article]
    JAMA Psychiatry 2019Kendler KS
  • The search for the causes of medical and psychiatric disorders has gone through 3 historical phases. First, up until the mid-19th century, causes of illness were anecdotally recorded from individual cases, resulting in long and diverse lists for all disorders. Second, in the latter half of the 19th century, with the use of microbiological methods, single causes were found for many infectious dise…
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