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June 8, 1912


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JAMA. 1912;LVIII(23):1757. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060106013

A case of supposed epilepsy was referred to me Oct. 29, 1909, for an ocular examination, by Dr. D. I. Wolfstein, of this city. The patient was a young man of 23, fairly well developed and nourished. He was accompanied to my office by his mother, who gave me the following history: Up to about a year and a half previously the boy had regularly attended to his work which was that of a skilled mechanic for a railroad company. Without warning one day lie fell down unconscious and was brought home in a dazed condition. Following the attack, he seemed perfectly normal. These onsets followed more frequently until they appeared from three to four times daily. The young man was unable to work and was growing despondent. A premonitory cry was mentioned by the mother as the first sign of the approaching attack, and the condition during the seizure

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