On the Curability of Certain Forms of Insanity, Epilepsy, Catalepsy, and Hysteria in Females
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On the Curability of Certain Forms of Insanity, Epilepsy, Catalepsy, and Hysteria in Females

By Baker Brown
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  • ON THE CURABILITY OF CERTAIN FORMS OF INSANITY, EPILEPSY, CATALEPSY, AND HYSTERIA IN FEMALES.
  • TO DR. E. BROWN-SÉQUARD. F.R.S., &c.
  • PREFACE.
  • CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY.
  • CHAPTER II. SYMPTOMS AND PROGRESS OF DISEASE—AGE AND CLASS OF PATIENTS TO BE TREATED—OPERATION—AFTER-TREATMENT, ETC.
  • CHAPTER III. HYSTERIA, WITH CASES.
    • Case I. Hysteria—Five Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure in Two Months.
    • Case II. Two Years’ Illness—Operation—Cures.
    • Case III. Hysteria—Thirteen Years’ Illness—Sterility—Operation—Cure, and subsequently Three Pregnancies.
    • Case IV. Hysteria, with Sleeplessness—Six Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure.
    • Case V. Fissure of the Rectum, with Hysteria—Operation for the former—Relief—Subsequent Operation for Hysteria—Cure.
    • Case VI. Hysteria, with Epileptiform Attacks in Childhood—Various Ailments for Thirteen Years—Operation—No Benefit.
    • Case VII. Hysteria—Several Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure.
    • Case VIII. Hysteria—Many Years’ Illness—Phantom Tumour—Operation—Cure.
    • Case IX. Hysteria—Five Years’ Illness—Sterility—Operation—Cure—Pregnancy—Two Children.
    • Case X. Hysteria—Irritation of Right Ovary—Menorrhagia—Nine Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XI. Hysteria—Many Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure—Marriage and Progeny.
    • Case XII. Hysteria—Mental Aberration, and Tendency to Melancholia—Eight Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XIII. Extreme Hysteria, verging on Insanity—Five Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XIV. Extreme Hysteria—Incipient Insanity—Operation—Cure.
  • CHAPTER IV. SPINAL IRRITATION, WITH CASES
    • Case XV. Spinal Irritation, and supposed Uterine Displacement—Six Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XVI. Dysmenorrhœa—Five Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XVII. Spinal Irritation and Loss of Use of Right Leg—Five Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XVIII. Hysteria and Spinal Irritation Twelve Years—Fissure of Rectum, recent Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XIX. Menorrhagia—Mental Delusion—Two Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure—Subsequent Marriage and Progeny.
    • Case XX. Spinal Irritation, giving rise to Menorrhagia and Amaurosis—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXI. Spinal Irritation—Loss of Power in Lower Extremities—Operation—Rapid Improvement.
  • CHAPTER V. EPILEPTOID CONVULSIONS, OR HYSTERICAL EPILEPSY, WITH CASES.
    • Case XXII. Nine Years’ Illness—Epileptiform Attacks—Three Years’ Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXIII. Epileptoid Fits—Fifteen Years—Illness for Twenty-six Years—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXIV. Hysterical Epilepsy—Long Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXV. Hysteria and Epileptiform Attacks—Many Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXVI. Epileptiform Fits and General Hysteria—Four Years’ Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXVII. Epileptiform Fits—Six Years’ Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXVIII. Hysterical Epilepsy—Three Years and a Half Duration—Operation—Cure.
  • CHAPTER VI. CATALEPSY, WITH CASES.
    • Case XXIX. Hysterical Catalepsy—Many Years’ Duration—Operation—Relief—Remarks.
    • Case XXX. Hysterical Cataleptic Fits of Long Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXXI. Cataleptic Fits—Two Years’ Illness—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXXII. Cataleptic Fits—Many Years’ Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXXIII. Cataleptic Fits—Six Years’ Duration—Operation—Cure.
  • CHAPTER VII. EPILEPSY, WITH CASES.
    • Case XXXIV. Epileptic Fits—Twelve Years’ Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXXV. Epileptic Fits—Five Years’ Duration—Preceded by Cataleptic Fits, during the Ten previous Years—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXXVI. Epileptic Fits—Many Years’ Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXXVII. Epileptic Fits—Two Years’ Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXXVIII. Severe and Frequent Epileptic Fits for Three Years and a Half—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XXXIX. Epilepsy, with Dementia—One Year’s Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XL. Epileptic Fits—Two Years and a Half Duration—Operation—Relief.
    • Case XLI. Epileptic Fits, with Dementia—Thirty Years’ Duration—Operation—Cure.
  • CHAPTER VIII. IDIOTCY AND INSANITY, WITH CASES.
    • Case XLII. Epileptic Fits, with Complete Idiotcy—Operation—Great Temporary Relief, but not Permanent Benefit.
    • Case XLIII. Incipient Suicidal Mania—Many Years’ Gradual Illness—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XLIV. Several Years’ Illness—Two Months’ Insanity—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XLV. Acute Insanity—Two Months—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XLVI. Hysterical Homicidal Mania—One Year’s Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XLVII. Acute Hysterical Mania—Four Months’ Duration—Operation—Cure.
    • Case XLVIII. Incipient Mania—One Year’s Duration—Operation—Cure—Subsequent Pregnancy.
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