HARRY MANDELBAUM, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SAMUEL DAVID SPATT, M.D.; LEON EGON FIERER, M.D.
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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 SYNDROME*. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:911–920. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-34-4-911
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(4):911-920.
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