University of Illinois at Chicago Percival Bailey Brain Specimens Collection
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Syphilitic gummatous panmeningitis
Syphilitic gummatous panmeningitis
TitleSyphilitic gummatous panmeningitis
CaptionCaption from the slide: Syphilitic Gummatous Panmeningitis 57-1942
CreatorBailey, Percival, 1892-1973
Date of Original1942
DescriptionAs found with the documentation: 57/1942 43 year old colored female who started to have ""mental symptoms"" with her menopause 2 years previous to hospitalization. Repeated generalized convulsions with tongue biting. Blood Kahn was positive, spinal fluid Wassermann negative. Patient appeared to be a typical mental defective and question arose whether seizures were due to syphilis of central nervous system despite negative spinal fluid test. At autopsy, striking gross findings were a thickening of the frontal bone with hyperostosis of the internal table.
NotesLabels on piece: dymo label: 03-021; masking tape: 21; green dymo: 206
HostUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Library.
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Department of Neurosurgery
SourcePercival Bailey's UIC Neuropathology Collection of Plastic Embedded, Whole-mount, Preserved Brain Specimens
CollectionPercival Bailey Brain Specimens Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago)
CitationCite as: [Creator], [Title], [Identifier], [Collection Name]
CreditsJames Stone, MD, UIC Department of Neurosurgery (Curation); Tibor Valyi-Nagy, MD, PhD, UIC Department of Pathology (Classification); Zsofia Valyi-Nagy, UIC Department of Neurosurgery (Photographs)
Local IdentifierDSC_0680
RightsThis image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and education purposes. The University of Illinois at Chicago Library and Department of Neurosurgery do not claim exclusive ownership of the copyrights to all the original documents. We are simply granting permission to use images in our collections. This permission is nonexclusive and nontransferable. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 801 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607. Phone: (312) 996-2742; email:
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