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JAMA 100 Years Ago
October 12, 2005


JAMA. 2005;294(14):1837. doi:10.1001/jama.294.14.1837

The occurrence of minor ailments of a hereditary character or with family grouping is of interest in connection with major diseases of a like familial distribution with which the minor ailments may possibly be interchangeable or represented in an abortive form. There are those who believe that the comparatively harmless migraine may thus be correlated with epilepsy, that periodic attacks of mental depression in healthy individuals correspond, in a sense, to the more periodic insanities, and that the rather rare hereditary or familial tremor may represent, in petto, as it were, Huntington’s chorea.

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