The subject of this paper was suggested by a number of recent cases, each of which exhibited some unusual manifestation of local cause with distant neurotic effect.
These cases, while appealing most strongly to the specialist, may perhaps emphasize to the general physician the importance of associating remote asthenic consequence with a true organic origin.
—Hysterical cough. Physician, aged 44, of French and Spanish parentage. His family history is practically negative.
—For two weeks the patient had been annoyed by a dry, irritable cough, with some expectoration of white mucus; most troublesome at night or on lying down There was a sensation of a foreign body in the throat; which the patient located below the really affected area. Latterly the cough had been so persistent that he was unable to eat, sleep or attend to his office practice. His chief worry was lest the condition be one
HARRIS RA. REFLEX NEUROSES DUE TO MORBID THROAT CONDITIONS.. JAMA. 1907;XLIX(5):418–419. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320050056003d