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Stimulated by a recent revival of interest in the neurogenic origin of certain medical diseases, and the concept of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, thyrotoxicosis, and peptic ulcer as a diencephalosis (a disease due to a localized lesion in the brain stem), the author reports 2,000 cases of cerebral injuries in German soldiers with 56 detailed case reports of brain stem injuries.
Although these are careful, clinical studies, with up to eight year follow-up observations, no autopsies were done and the lesions were localized only by roentgenographic evidence of the position of the metallic splinter fragment, the position of the wound of
Stammhirn und innere Erkrankungen; Kasuistik, Statistik und Kritik am Beispiel Stammhirnstecksplitterverletzter. Ann Intern Med. ;40:188. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-1-188_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(1):188.
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