The manifestation of a neurosis of such extreme grade and in many ways of such unusual character, as occurred in the case of the child herewith presented, seems well worth recording.
Lewis G., aged 8, schoolboy, complains of vomiting and "water brash."
—Two or three times a week for the past month the child has been vomiting considerable quantities of sour material. This has occurred from one-half to one hour after meals. The filling of the mouth with water, the so-called water-brash has, on the other hand, taken place several times a day, but without especial reference to meals or other events.Medical advice is apparently sought, not because the child's health or spirits are suffering, but because of the non-appearance of signs of improvement and the gradual development of a tendency toward an aggravation of symptoms at night.The child's appetite has been good throughout and he has
HOWELL AA. A NEUROSIS CHIEFLY AFFECTING THE STOMACH AND MUSCLES OF DEGLUTITION. Am J Dis Child. 1914;VII(4):315-317. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1914.04100400064005