from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pulsation; twitching; a form of spasmodic tic.
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Babylonian Captivity, hence the sacred writer (II Par. iii, 3) gives the dimensions of the Temple by the "first measure", or ancient cubit, and Ezechiel (xl, 5; xliii, 13) adds to each cubit a handbreadth (the ancient palmus minor, one sixth of the small cubit) in order to obtain the length given in the Book of Kings.
Gray has seen only one case of acute palmus, and records it as follows: ` ` It was in a boy of six, whose heredity, so far as I could ascertain from the statements of his mother, was not neurotic.
Gray mentions two cases of general palmus with pseudomelancholia, and describes them in the following words: --
In both of my cases the palmus had existed for a long period, the exact limits of which, however, I could not determine, because the patient scouted the idea that he had had any trouble of the kind, but which the testimony of friends and relatives seemed to vouch for.
It has seemed to me that many of the cases recorded as paramyoclonus multiples have been really acute palmus. ''
Gray has seen only one case of acute palmus, and records it as follows:
It has seemed to me that many of the cases recorded as paramyoclonus multiples have been really acute palmus. "