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April 1912


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Am J Dis Child. 1912;III(4):236-240. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1912.04100160029004

Juvenile tabes is a rare disorder, being so infrequent that one need not apologize for the report of a single case. In the neurologic dispensary of the Jefferson Hospital there has been one patient with this disease in the past six years, and but one case of juvenile paresis. The latter affection is more common than juvenile tabes, which it not infrequently complicates.

CASE REPORT  The following case was referred to one of us (Dr. Shannon) by the Children's Bureau on the eleventh day of April, 1911:

History.  —M. S., a school girl of 14, presented evidence of almost total blindness in both eyes, up to her eleventh year. With the exception of the usual diseases of childhood, she enjoyed perfectly good health. In that year she suffered from an attack of tonsillitis lasting two weeks. Ten days later she was attacked with diphtheria but made a complete recovery in

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