Medicine: Half a Brain

Two, three or four times a year a young woman living in Ohio threw fits. This went on for ten years. Finally she felt paralysis creeping upon her, suffered from headache, vomiting, blurred vision. Examination disclosed that she had neuritis in both eyes as the result of some pressure on the brain. With eyes closed she could not tell where her left hand was, or her left foot. On the left side she was insensitive to pain, heat, vibration. These left-hand symptoms indicated trouble on the right side of the brain, since the control...

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