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March 1932

PROGRESSIVE FACIAL HEMIATROPHYREPORT OF THREE CASES

Author Affiliations

ALBANY, N. Y.

From the Neurological Department of the Albany Medical College and Albany Hospital.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(3):529-584. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230150045004
Abstract

Originally described by Romberg in 1846, and for this reason likewise known as Romberg's disease, progressive facial hemiatrophy has since aroused the interest of clinicians practically in every part of the world and furnished the theme for a large number of publications. Important monographs ** on the subject have been written by Möbius,1 Cassirer2 and Marburg,3 and more than 25 theses have been devoted to it in France and Germany alone, that by Korn4 being unquestionably one of the most remarkable. The condition receives rather scant attention in most textbooks on neurology, the most notable exception being Oppenheim's5 famous Lehrbuch, in which it was accorded a lengthy and exceptionally instructive description. In recent years, probably the most noteworthy contribution on facial hemiatrophy is that by Wartenberg,6 which appeared in 1925. The older literature has been completely indexed by Cassirer and particularly by Otto Marburg, and

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