HARRY MANDELBAUM, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SAMUEL DAVID SPATT, M.D.; LEON EGON FIERER, M.D.
Harvey Cushing,1 in his discussion of diencephalic-hypophyseal symptomatology, stated: "Here in this well-concealed spot, almost to be covered by a thumb nail, lies the very mainspring of primitive existence—vegetative, emotional, reproductive—on which, with more or less success, man has come to superimpose a cortex of inhibitions. The symptoms that arise from disturbances of this ancestral apparatus are beginning to stand out in their true significance. . . .
"The diencephalo-hypophyseal mechanism can only be properly interpreted when looked upon as a whole. The active principle of the neurohypophysis is in part excreted into the blood stream and in part into
MANDELBAUM H, SPATT SD, FIERER LE. DIENCEPHALIC EPILEPSY AND THE DIENCEPHALIC SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:911–920. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-4-911
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