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The case which I am about to present for your consideration involves the question of the prodromal symptoms of locomotor ataxy, and while to my mind the symptoms are sufficient to warrant me in arriving at the conclusion that my patient has the prodromata of tabes, yet if any one should think the case not fully established his fullest criticism is invited as much in the interest of the patient as the discussion of the whole question involved.
On November 27, 1887, Frederick B., æt 55, iron merchant in Fort Wayne, consulted me for an ear trouble which had bothered him for some time, as much on account of a singing noise which had recently sprung up as the defect in hearing which had annoyed him for some time. The singing was confined to the left ear.
Right ear W. = , left ear W. = P. Eustachian tube not
WHEELOCK KK. INITIAL EYE SYMPTOMS IN LOCOMOTOR ATAXY. Read before the Fort Wayne Academy of Medicine. JAMA. 1890;XIV(13):447–449. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410130015001d
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