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July 14, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(2):84-86. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620280020001e

Apoplexy unaccompanied by motor symptoms is often overlooked by the general practitioner, or its manifestations are not understood, while even the specialist is at times in doubt in the more obscure cases. It is not, however, a very rare occurrence, although in most of the general and special text-books but little space is given to it. It seems, therefore, worth while to draw attention to these cases and to point out the symptoms and the method of diagnosis. This may best be done by briefly reporting a few cases of apoplexy where the motor symptoms were either very slight or absent.

Case 1.  —J. B., a man 67 years old, born in Ireland, now living in Boston, having previously been in good health, though somewhat worried, had on Aug. 13, 1889, a sudden attack in which he turned blue in the face and seemed as though he were about to

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