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June 13, 1908

LARYNGEAL MANIFESTATIONS IN LOCOMOTOR ATAXIA AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.

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NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1908;L(24):1966-1971. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310500014002a
Abstract

The astonishing findings of Dr. W. B. G. Harland in cases of locomotor ataxia caused me, after reading last year's preliminary report of the Section on Laryngology and Otology, to examine all such cases at my disposal at the Montefiore Home, with the view of presenting the results in the subsequent discussion of Dr. Harland's paper. Unfortunately I was prevented from attending that meeting, but the investigations were not abandoned; on the contrary, they were repeated. Afterward, all the cases of multiple sclerosis were also examined, with the view of clearing up some pending questions, especially in regard to paralysis of the abductors, the modifications of the voice, the ataxic movements of the cords, etc. Finally, a visit was made to the City Hospital on Blackwell's Island, and fourteen cases of tabes were examined. But I do not consider these last findings of absolute statistical or scientific value, for the

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