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December 19, 1908


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JAMA. 1908;LI(25):2157. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410250057002c

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Typical examples of erythromelalgia, the "red neuralgia" first described by Dr. S. Weir Mitchell in 1872, are encountered with sufficient infrequency to merit more than passing notice.

Patient.  —A. B., physician, aged 54, applied to us for treatment on July 1, 1908.

History.  —He is a native of Prussia, having removed to America in 1887. He has had one attack of gonorrhea, over thirty years ago, but has never had syphilis. There is no history of any serious illness, although he has been a frequent sufferer from slight attacks of rheumatism and has for many years been subject to neurasthenia. His circulation has always been good. He has never sustained an injury of any kind and has never indulged in violent exercise or experienced prolonged physical fatigue. Formerly he was a moderate drinker of beer, but for the past ten years he has been an abstainer. He averages one cigar

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