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Identifier: virginiamedicals2119unse Title: Virginia medical semi-monthly Year: 1917 (1910s) Authors: Subjects: Medicine Publisher: Richmond, Va. : [L. B. Edwards] Contributing Library: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library Digitizing Sponsor: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the National Endowment for the Humanities View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: r bony sinuses. It should also be remembered that a changein the pituitary secretion is frequently accom-panied by disturbance of the other ductlessglands. Case 1. M. Z., female, aged 29 years. At-tacks began at 12 years of age, and were bothgrand and petit in character. Patient had twoor three attacks a week. Menses were scant,appetite voracious, perspiration decreased.Patient was obese, hair normal, pulse nega-tive, and systolic blood pressure 130. Radio-graph of skull was positive. Patient had in-jury to head at 10 years of age. She has beenfed pituitary for one and one quarter years,and has had two severe and two slight attacksin this time instead of two or more a week.She missed taking the pituitary tablets oc- casionally, and cannot afford to take themregularly. Case 2. R. J., male, aged 1G years. Attacksbegan at 13 years of age, were major in char-acter and occurred once every six weeks. Pa-tients father died of epilepsy. Appetite wasvoracious, perspiration decreased, pulse was Text Appearing After Image: Normal:—This is a photograph of a normal sellaturcica. negative, and patient was moderately stout.Systolic blood pressure 95. Patient had in-jury to head at 7 years of age. Radiographof skull was positive. Hair on the head andbody was thin. Patient was fed pituitary ex-tract and attacks ceased for a year. He couldnot afford the medicine and the attacks re-turned. Case 3. E. B., male, age 19 years. Attacksbegan at 17 years of age; major in character.Patient had two to four attacks a week. Oneaunt died of epilepsy. Appetite was good, butthere was a question as to whether or not his 1916.] THE VIRGINIA MEDICAL SEMI-MONTHLY. 3 perspiration was diminished. Patient wasobese, pulse negative, hair normal, and sys-tolic blood pressure was 110. Radiograph ofskull was positive. Patient gave no historyof injury to skull. He was fed pituitary ex-tract and has been on this treatment, with oneshort intermission, since December, 1913, nearlytwo years. Patient has had only one slight at-tack, insteavirginiamedicals2119unse Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.


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