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November 1921

A CASE OF FAMILY PERIODIC PARALYSIS

Arch NeurPsych. 1921;6(5):560-564. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02190050095006
Abstract

Since comparatively few cases of this disease have been reported I feel justified in recording one recently seen.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.  —J. M., a young man, aged 18½ years, a dental student, had a paternal cousin who died of cancer at the age of 30, his maternal grandmother died of diabetes, two maternal cousins were insane, three maternal uncles had periodic family paralysis, of whom one died in an attack at the age of 35, another died of pneumonia at 27, the third is living. He is 29 years old, and has had no attack for three years. The three uncles were not married. In two the attacks began at the age of 16 and in the third at 15. The one who died of pneumonia had the last attack about six months before his death. Otherwise there was nothing of importance in the family history. The parents

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