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November 17, 1888

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1888;XI(20):715-717. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400710031010

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Neurasthenia; its Differentiation and Treatment.  At the first meeting of the season of the Section on Practice of the Academy of Medicine there was an animated discussion on the much vexed subject of neurasthenia, which was introduced by Dr. Landon Carter Gray in an elaborate paper entitled:"Neurasthenia; Its Differentiation and Treatment." Dr. Gray first directed attention to the fact that functional nervous diseases are largely disregarded by the general practitioner because of the modern development of the study of them, although the need of their proper classification was widely felt, especially by neurological specialists. For this reason it was that the writings of the late Dr. Geo. M. Beard had had such a success in Germany. Dr. Gray did not believe that properly so-called neurasthenia was as prevalent as the followers of Beard would have us believe. He stated that, in his opinion, there were

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