[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
January 16, 1886


Author Affiliations


JAMA. 1886;VI(3):62-64. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250010070003

The subject of reflex neurosis is one of great interest, and the cases which come under this grouping, present such diversity of phenomena and such eccentricities of behavior that they are always fascinating to the observer. The following cases presented themselves at the Carney Hospital, and were there treated during my service in the summer of 1885. They appear to me to be worthy of record:

Case I.  —M. I. D., merchant, aged 58, entered the hospital on July 7, 1885. He had been suffering for six weeks with severe supra-orbital neuralgia on the right side. The pain was not continuous, but seized him at frequent intervals every day. Each individual attack was of short duration, but the severity was so great and the patient's dread had become so exaggerated that he was completely unmanned. He had lost flesh, strength and appetite, and he was nervous to an extreme degree.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview