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To the Editor:
—I was pleased to learn through Dr. Joseph Popper's communication (The Journal, September 20, p. 941) that he had reported two cases of amyotonia congenita in the same family, and sorry that in reviewing the literature I did not note this report. Faber also pointed out familial occurrence in three instances. In a letter, Dr. S. J. Goodman of Columbus, Ohio, states that he saw two cases, both fatal, in the same family, with Dr. H. H. Fisher of the same city, but does not say whether or not these cases were reported.Morgan and Stuart (The Journal, April 15, 1922, p. 1106) write: "It does not appear to be hereditary, nor is there any special familial tendency to its occurrence," which is true, although apparently there have been a few such cases. Pearce (Am. J. Dis. Child.20:393 [Nov.] 1920) reports two sets of cases
Allaben GR. FAMILIAL AMYOTONIA CONGENITA. JAMA. 1924;83(15):1186. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660150070034