Medicine: Capsules, may 19, 1958

¶To end fuzzy talk about brain "strokes," the first complete classification of cerebrovascular diseases was announced last week by eight top neurologists, appointed by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness. Scaled according to the tissue damage that each disease creates in the brain and blood vessels, there are nine major groups, some with as many as 30 subclassifications. Most important: "cerebral infarction," or death of a part of the brain, and "intracranial hemorrhage," or bleeding inside the skull. But chances are that when Presidents are afflicted with any one of the...

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