[Ads-l] Antedating of "Cerebral Palsy"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 6 15:22:06 UTC 2019

cerebral palsy (OED 1889)

1872 _Lancet_ 29 June 911 (Science Direct)  The _Philadelphia Medical Times_ contains a short paper by Dr. S. Weir Mitchell on the same subject as a means of diagnosing certain forms of paralysis.  Dr. Mitchell pointed out last year the remarkable fact that any sudden cerebral palsy arrested the growth of the nails on the palsied side.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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