On Spinal Irritation

1831 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
In a clinical lecture delivered at the Charitable Infirmary, in Dublin, and published in our weekly contemporary, the Lancet, we find some interesting cases, with observations, of spinal irritation, which we hero propose to notice. Dr. C. prefaces his observations on spinal irritation by remarking that morbid anatomy cannot be expected to throw much light on our investigations here, since the disease, though distressing, is seldom fatal-and since diseases of the nervous system do not always
more » ... e any visible trace of their existence, when death ensues. " It fortunately, however, happens, that we have other means than those afforded by morbid anatomy, for ascertaining the seat of the disease, and by which we can, even during life, trace most distinctly the connecting link between cause and effect, or, in other words, between tho diseased action and its symptoms. If we meet a
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