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FURTHER REPORT ON CASE OF REMOVAL OF RIGHT CEREBRAL HEMISPHERE

John D. O'Brien, M.D.
JAMA. 1936;107(9):657. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.92770350001010.
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In September 1932 I1 presented the report of a case in which the right cerebral hemisphere was removed. Subsequently Dr. W. James Gardner2 of Cleveland, who performed the operation, presented a further report. A married woman, aged 31, mother of two children, had generalized convulsions for ten years, occurring from two to four times a year. Later they assumed a jacksonian type and involved the left side of the body. The attacks were preceded by a sensory aura of intense [ill]ning in the palm of the left hand. For two months prior to observation, blurring of vision, beginning left paresis, headache, vomiting and a marked disturbance in the emotional sphere were noticed. The examination revealed clonic convulsions affecting the left side of the face and neck and occasionally the left arm. Bilateral papilledema was present, with a complete left homonymous hemianopia. Left hemiparesis affected

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