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October 27, 1894

A CASE OF NEURITIS SIMULATING PROGRESSIVE MUSCULAR ATROPHY ASSOCIATED WITH NYSTAGMUS AND INCREASED KNEE JERKS.

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CHICAGO, ILL.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(17):647. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421220019001j

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Abstract

The following singular grouping of symptoms came under our observation a short time since, and we deem it worthy of report because we have not seen such described in the literature nor has a similar case ever come under our observation:

A young woman 21 years of age presented herself at the clinic for nervous diseases of Rush Medical College,complaining of a progressive loss of strength and wasting of the hands and arms. She stated that the trouble had come on four years before. There had been no injury or serious sickness. At the time her occupation, that of a servant, required her to have her hands frequently in cold water. At first there was much pain in the hands, which would dart up the forearm; associated with this condition was numbness and tingling. After a time she noticed a progressive loss of strength, and still later that the hands

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