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October 25, 1919

A CASE OF TUMOR OF THE PONS VAROLII

JAMA. 1919;73(17):1279-1281. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610430027010
Abstract

History.  —A white lad, aged 17½ years, first came under my observation in October, 1912, complaining of nervousness and inability to walk properly, conditions which were said to have been present for a number of years but to have progressively grown worse during the previous three or four years. The family and personal histories were negative. The onset of the trouble had been insidious. At about 8 years of age, it was first noticed that the boy's right eye had a tendency to turn inward. This was progressive, so that at the end of five years complete internal strabismus was present. Vision and gait, however, could not have been greatly interfered with at the time, for it was ascertained that the lad won an egg race at a town carnival, the winning necessitating the transference of a number of eggs from one spot to another, dipping them up and carrying

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