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June 1923


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From the University of Michigan Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Dr. D. M. Cowie, director.

Am J Dis Child. 1923;25(6):441-454. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1923.01920060030003

REPORT OF CASE  History.—December 5, 1921, K. T., a girl, aged 4 years and 3 months was brought to the University Hospital because of convulsions alternating with a semistuporous condition. The father and mother, native-born Americans, without apparent endocrine abnormalities, had always been in good health and had a 7 year old boy, who was free from disease. There was no history of chronic diseases in the family. The patient was normal at birth, weighing 7 pounds (3,175 gm.), and had an uneventful feeding history. Dentition began at 11 months, and had proceeded normally. At 15 months, the child was walking, and at 18 months, she was able to say several words. Until the onset of the convulsions, she was well developed mentally, being able to learn and recite little rhymes at the age of 3½ years. Increase in weight and stature had always been steady, without any noticeably

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