December 12, 1903


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Assistant Surgeon, United States Navy. WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(24):1473-1475. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490430021003a

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Owing to the comparative rarity of this particular type of peripheral palsy I report the following cases which recently came under my observation in the service of Dr. H. M. Thomas, in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Dispensary.

Case 1 (Neurologic, No. 14,722).—An American woman, aged 32, married, and a housewife by occupation.

Family History.  —Her family history is unimportant; her father, who had always enjoyed excellent health, died at an advanced age, and her mother is still living. There is no suspicion of inherited constitutional disease, and none of her immediate relatives has ever suffered from paralysis.

Previous History.  —She had the usual diseases of childhood, pneumonia at 18 and typhoid fever at 20. There is no evidence of her ever having had venereal disease and she is not addicted to the use of intoxicants. She has been married four years, has a healthy child 3 years of age, and there has

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