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December 16, 1893

THE TREATMENT OF CHOREA BY LARGE DOSES OF QUININ.Read in the Section on Diseases of Children, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

Author Affiliations

INSTRUCTOR IN GYNECOLOGY, PHILADELPHIA POLYCLINIC; PHYSICIAN TO ST. CLEMENT'S HOSPITAL, PHILADELPHIA.; INSTRUCTOR IN NERVOUS DISEASES, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA; PHYSICIAN TO DISPENSARY FOR NERVOUS DISEASES IN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(25):919-921. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420770009001b

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Abstract

Of the various theories that have been advanced from time to time, in the effort to elucidate the etiology of chorea and to localize the affection; that is, to ascribe to the choreic movements either a cerebral, or a spinal, or a conjoined origin, that of a diminution or loss of spinal inhibition recently proposed by Prof. H. C. Wood in a contribution read before the Philadelphia Neurological Society and published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases for the month of April, may be accepted as pre-eminently a rational one; a theory that is based upon sound scientific investigation and deliberate ratiocination. We would invite a perusal of this very interesting paper, as giving in a more concise and intelligent manner than any resumè we could offer, the various steps that led up to the enunciation of the theory suggested. In the meanwhile, permit us to review briefly some

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