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July 31, 1909

Localized Sweating

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Washington, D. C.

JAMA. 1909;LIII(5):395. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550050061014

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To the Editor:  Apropos of the paper by Drs. Wende and Busch on "Localized Facial Sweating, Following Certain Olfactory Stimuli," (The Journal, July 17, 1909, p. 207), I recently came across the following abstract in Dental Cosmos, 1906, xlviii, p. 249: Darguies (Rev. de Stomatol., Paris, 1905) reports the case of a woman, aged 39, in whom movements of mastication stimulated the sweat glands in the sternomastoid and infraorbital regions, regardless of season and ceasing at the end of the meal, sometimes being so intense as seriously to interfere with the patient's comfort. Another case has been reported, that of a French army officer in whom the sweating was localized in the right parotid region; this was traced to a blow on the mandibular angle of the same side.This abstract attracted my attention from the fact that I have frequently noticed, in my own case, a curious hyperidrosis,

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