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June 1, 1907

ERYTHROMELALGIA.A STUDY OF SEVENTY CASES REPORTED IN THE LITERATURE.

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NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(22):1837-1840. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220480013002a
Abstract

As early as 1843 Graves reported two cases of "a painful disease of the feet" to which he did not venture to assign a name. The subject seems to have gained little or no attention, for a careful search of the literature fails to disclose any mention of the symptoms described by Graves until the year 1872, when Dr. S. Weir Mitchell made a preliminary statement of the same phenomena, which was published in the Medical Times of Philadelphia. This likewise received little notice until 1878, when Dr. Mitchell wrote a formal monograph on "A Rare Vasomotor Neurosis of the Extremities,"1 which, for purity of diction and incisiveness of style, has seldom been equaled in medical literature. As a model of careful and painstaking study it is to be recommended to all who attempt the description of clinical observations. In this essay sixteen cases are collected, some of which, however,

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