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This rare, painful and formidable malady of the terminal distributions of the two popliteal nerves in the foot is worthy of the physician's especial study. It comes on as the sequel, usually, of a low form of blood-depraving fever, like typhoid or protracted malarial, with typhoid-like depression, or in the latter stages of phthisis; but it may be the sequel of an exhausting, long-continued rheumatism, or possibly of a badly-managed or neglected and chronic gonorrhœa, s asserts, though I have never seen this as a result of that disease. It appeared as a conjoint symptom in some of the cases of caisson disease at the time of the building of the St. Louis Bridge, and I have seen it follow upon a residence in the high altitudes of Colorado, and an attack of the so-called mountain fever of that region. It comes upon a nervous organism, shattered and tremulous, and
HUGHES CH. NEURITIS PLANTARIS; A CLINICAL RECORD. Read before the St. Louis Medical Society, March 5, 1887. JAMA. 1887;VIII(11):292–294. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391360012001d
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