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and may even give up without making a sign


Plate 7. Paretic handwriting, Figs. 1, 2 and 3.
ex Clinical Psychiatry, A Text-Book for Students and Physicians. Abstracted and adapted from the Seventh German Edition of [Emil] Kraepelin’s (1856-1926 *) “Lehrbuch der Psychiatrie” by A. Ross Diefendorf, M.D. Lecturer in Psychiatry in Yale University.
New edition, revised and augmented. New York, 1907
poor scan from Lane Medical Library, Stanford, copy.

“Patients, on the other hand, who speak clearly may produce on paper an unintelligible muddle of words and syllables. In advanced cases there is complete agraphia (Plate 7, Figures 2 and 3). The patients are then able to make but a few unintelligible marks, and may even give up without making a sign.”   p 295

ex wikipedia — 
The term paresis comes from the Ancient Greek: πάρεσις “letting go” or “paralysis” from παρίημι “to let go, to let fall.”
general paresis of the insane

9 November 2013

agraphia; handwriting; muddles; paresis
Emil Kraepelin, Clinical Psychiatry (1907)