On pseudo-hypertrophic muscular paralysis.

Davidson, Alexander, 1838-1904.

Journal : Glasgow Medical Journal ; vol. iv.

Glasgow : Dunn & Wright, 1872.

Description : [1 l.] pl., [289]-298 p. ; ill.: 2 phot., 1 engr. ; 22 cm.

Photograph : 2 mounted albumens of the clinical subject.

Subject : Muscular system — Pseudohypertrophic dystrophy.

Notes :

The first case that came under my notice was that of the boy whose photograph accompanies this paper. He was brought to the Liverpool Children's Infirmary in the autumn of 1871 for advice, on account of the difficulty he had in walking, and his frequent falling as he moved along. When he was stripped for the purpose of examination, it was found, as may be seen in the photograph, that the curve of the spine in the lumbar region was greatly increased, the belly jutting — Page 289.

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Important early English contribution to the study of this disease, written by a practitioner well versed in the clinical observations of Duchenne de Boulogne. Three cases are discussed — three boys between the ages of 6 and 13 — with two photographs providing back and side views of the youngest patient. His greatly enlarged calf muscles, the hypertrophy in the posterior muscles of the thigh, his glutei and lumbar muscles complete the clinical picture. Doctor Davidson also provides histology from a sample harvested with a tenotomy knife and Lister's probe-pointed forceps.

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