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August 25, 1945


Author Affiliations

Durham, N. C.

Associate Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1945;128(17):1248. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860340054020

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To the Editor:—  In Queries and Minor Notes in The Journal, July 7, a query appeared about electromyograms of tremors, by George H. Hoxie, M.D., Berkeley, Calif. The answer said that no tracings of the specific tremors described in the query are available in the medical literature. This answer was probably given by a writer who is not acquainted with literature outside this country. As a matter of fact, records of intention tremor were published by me in 1929 (Etude sur les phénomènes oscillatoires dans la sclérose en plaques, Royal Academy of Sciences at Amsterdam, Proc., vol 32, No. 1, 1929). The conclusion was that 80 per cent of so-called intention tremors have to be considered as atoxia instead of real tremors. Senile tremor and tremor of excitement were recorded in other publications. I mention Action-Tremor (J. Nerv. & Ment. Dis.64:1 [July] 1926; Phénomèes rhythmiques du système nerveux

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