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Idiocy and imbecility due to inherited syphilis

G. E. Shuttleworth

Idiocy and imbecility due to inherited syphilis

by G. E. Shuttleworth

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Published by s.n. in [S.l .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Syphilis.,
  • Mental retardation.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesClinical case.
    Statementby G.E. Shuttleworth.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20677028M

    Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. CONSANGUINEOUS MARRIAGES IN THE AMERICAN POPULATION. taint was the secondary syphilis which the wife had inherited from her father. Six children were born, two males and four females. The eldest conditions of idiocy and imbecility do resemble that phase of insanity.

    2. Syphilis (Venereal): This is the form of syphilis that most ancestors will have suffered from or died of. The organism treponema pallidum is the cause. Transmission is only by sexual activity or from mother to unborn child. Syphilis was not curable until the discovery of penicillin (). T ~tomy. what yet has to be proved, that the British success in this sphere was not the consequence of superior pharmacology. We may justly ask what kind of person would rejoice in such a victory for his country. Surely only a moron, though it must be admitted that such imbecility is .

      Previous diagnoses included idiocy, imbecility, deafness or being hard of hearing, and schizophrenia. (At the time, ‘idiot’ and imbecile’ were technical terms; an imbecile was someone with an IQ score between 20 and an idiot had a score below Anyone with an IQ between 50 and 69 was described as a ‘moron’). Full text of "An atlas of the differential diagnosis of the diseases of the nervous system; analytical and semeiological neurological charts" See other formats.


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This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. Congenital idiocy due to inherited syphilis is probably but not certainlyrarer than a form of juvenile dementia, which usually develops some yearsafter birth, and is described in another section.

Some syphilitic children areidiotic from birth, and in these cases treatment is generally as useless as incases due to other causes, while in. That inherited syphilis, either by itself or in conjunction with other factors, plays an important part in the causation of congenital mental defect.

That in a large proportion of such cases the presence of syphilis can be detected only by an application of the Wassermann reaction.

That, with the possible exception of hydrocephalus Cited by: 3. Imbecility, or idiocy, on the other hand, to the eugenicist, were specific mental deficiencies that could be measured and ranked.

To the nineteenth century eugenicist’s way of thinking, one could be an idiot, or an imbecile, even a moron, but that didn’t necessarily make you a lunatic, or a victim of lunacy, or insanity. Mind-Syphilis is very deep and insidious in its action, because, it is not only the physical tissues like blood, bone and flesh that it attacks and destroys, but also it attacks and implants its mischievous characteristics in the finest part of the victim- namely in his mind; and its characteristic way of expression here is an imbecility.

In organic diseases are studied idiocy, imbecility, cretinism, dementia, senile and especially alcoholism. In the following pages is the presentation of the forms of alcoholic psychosis: delirium, regular drunkenness, alcoholic dementia etc. The next topic is the influence of toxic syphilis on nervous system, leading to theAuthor: L.

Rogozea, M. Dragoman, M. łURCANU, R. Micl, M. Cardis. In 70% of cases of idiocy or imbecility in the London county asylums, Dr Tredgold found a family history of insanity in some form or another. Strictly speaking, it is the tendency to nervous disease rather than the disease itself that is inherited, and this is frequently spoken of as a neuropathic or psychopathic taint.

Page - Whereas, Heredity plays a most important part in the transmission of crime, idiocy, and imbecility; Therefore, Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, that on and after the passage of this act it shall be compulsory for each and every institution in the State entrusted with the care of confirmed criminals, idiots, rapists, and imbeciles, to appoint upon its.

A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Much more important are those toxins due to bacterial infection.

Syphilis stands out in this respect prominently. When inherited, its effects may severely retard men tal development, and when acquired, it may bring about general paralysis, which constitutes 5% to.

The extensive studies of Niepce, [28] Vogt, [29] and others on idiot biology sought to show that the brain was not merely arrested in development, but sometimes reverted even as low as the sauropsida type (reptiles and birds). Grohmann, [30] as early ashad “often been impressed in criminals, especially in those of defective development, by the prominent ears, the shape of the cranium.

Nor is this all; Paul, Roque, Sir Thomas Oliver, and other investigators have called attention to the great frequency of epilepsy, idiocy, and imbecility in the children of workers in lead, and it is well established that such feeblemindedness, where not of sufficiently high grade to cause barrenness, is passed down to later generations.

Truth like gold is unaffected in quality by its environment, but the environment of truth does affect the character of the person receiving it. Half truths clothed in obscene language and imparted by the ignorant or vicious have made mental, moral and physical wrecks of millions.

The same truth. If the enfeeblement is due to failure of development or brain damage Senile Insanity. occurring in early life, it is spoken of as idiocy or imbecility. Every form of insanity which occurs after a certain period of life is apt to be regarded by some observers as senile, but although the failing mental power may colour the character of the.

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As Nancy Isenberg notes in her bestselling book, “Almost as a mantra, eugenicists compared good human stock to thoroughbreds, equating the wellborn with superior ability and inherited fitness.” 5. Francis Galton was a Renaissance man with an affinity for mathematics.

CONSTITUTIONAL SYPHILIS. CHAPTER I. Definition. — The result of a specific poison, produced solely by contagion or implantation on some part of the body, generally through an abrasion or sore, consequent on sexual intercourse with an infected person. Three weeks or a month after absorption of the poison, a peculiar series of phenomena supervene, which mark the general infection of the system.

Esquirol: (Possibly between and ) distinguished amentia and dementia in which amentia is not having mental faculties from birth (idiocy) and dementia is losing mental faculties as a result of disease. "A man in a state of dementia is deprived of advantages which he formerly enjoyed; he was a rich man, who has become poor.

Dalrymple notes that Llewelyn Powys. detested the Kenyan colonists, whom he saw as greedy philistine brutes. In one of the stories in Ebony and Ivory (). a farm labourer is so badly treated by his employer, but has so little chance of escape, that he decides not to kill himself but simply to lie down and die – and he does, his corpse being burned as ‘Rubbish’, the title of the story.

Opinion for Smith v. Wayne Probate Judge, N.W.Mich. — Brought to you by Free Law Project, a non-profit dedicated to creating high quality open legal information.be inherited." This gives us the key to our preventive problem. Let us then consider first the case from the point of view of heredity.

As regards the influence of heredity Professor Tanzi says that if you follow out logically the pathological causation of imbecility and idiocy and write down the various conditions known to be at the root of.Heredity and Alcoholism in the Medical Sphere: The Netherlands, – was the cause of the greatest part of retardation, imbecility, idiocy, into the inherited character, because it.