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January 12, 1907


Author Affiliations

Instructor in Pediatrics, Polyclinic Hospital; Dispensary Physician, St. Christopher's Children's Hospital; Registrar, Children's Hospital Dispensary. PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(2):138-139. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220280050002a

As there are comparatively few recorded cases of hystero-epilepsy in children, it was thought worth while to record this instance.

History.  —Beatrice L., aged 15, was first seen in consultation in New York, Aug. 8, 1906. Parents are healthy and have five other children of normal health. The patient is the second child, the oldest being a boy, aged 18. One child died when four months old of some intestinal disorder. There was a miscarriage ten years ago. There is no history on either side of venereal disease, hysteria, epilepsy or insanity. On the maternal side two sisters died of phthisis before reaching adult life; the grandfather of pneumonia at 53 years of age and the grandmother at 42 years of age of unknown causes. On the paternal side, the grandfather died of lead poisoning at 55 years of age, while the grandmother is in good health at 67 years.

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