Under this and other names1 various authors have described a disease rather rare in this country, but occurring much more frequently in Russia. It consists of an obliterating endarteritis, and often ends in gangrene. The two characteristics are: First, the absence of pulsation in the arteries of the affected limb; and, second, a peculiar lameness accompanied by pain and by a sense of constriction in the calves. This pain comes on when the patient has walked a short distance, and subsides when he comes to a stop.
The case here reported is interesting for several reasons, principally, however, as showing the curative powers of rest. The patient was seen while under treatment, without the knowledge of his regular attendant, by one of the most eminent consultants in New York, and was told that he would never walk on his foot again. He had already lost one foot, and therefore
ELY LW. A CASE OF INTERMITTENT LIMPING WITH SUGGESTIONS AS TO TREATMENT. JAMA. 1908;L(18):1423. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310440033004c
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