A naked man with hemiplegia walking with a stick: (above) from the side, (below) from the front. Collotype after Eadweard Muybridge, 1887.
- Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904.
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"Other instances of spastic gait are seen in Plates 547 and 552. Both subjects were old hemiplegics with marked secondary contracture. In both instances the paralyzed leg is quite stiff, little or no flexion taking place at the knee. It is also noticed that the foot is here, almost or quite, raised from the ground by the enormous swaying of the trunk towards the sound side, to which additional support is given to receive the sway by means of the crutch. It is significant, therefore, that the crutch be carried on the sound side. In these figures is also seen, precisely as in typical lateral sclerosis, the exaggeration of the normal tendency of bringing the outer edge of the foot to the ground in advance of the sole. This is especially shown in the lower series of Plate 552."--Animal locomotion: the Muybridge work at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 1888, p. 119