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Right-Sidedness

Abstract

AN unprofessional account of a case of paralysis lately in the West London Hospital may be of interest as corroborating the assertion of Mr. Wharton (in his letter of March 20) that in paralysis of the left side it is the right eye which suffers, and vice versâ. The left arm and leg of a child in the above hospital (whom I only knew as “Alice”) were in almost constant jerking motion, and the left side of the face was motionless. The left eye, however, was normal and bright; while on the right side of the face, which did all the talking and laughing, the eye was half closed, and one could see under the drooping eyelid that the pupil was dilated till but a narrow margin of iris was visible.

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