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It is my intention to place the following three cases of reflex nervous phenomena before you with little or no comment. They are each striking in their way, and well worthy to be put on record. The first case was as follows:
Case 1.—Mrs. P., a nurse, age 28; anemic and of a nervous temperament. She complained of failing sight; had difficulty in reading the clinical thermometer. For this trouble she had consulted Dr. Bettman, who referred her to me. The treatment which she received previous to the time of her consulting me will be given in Dr. Bettman's notes which follow, and for which I now take the opportunity of expressing my thanks. I found on examinatien that there was a slight congestion of the palpebrai conjunctiva, but the most striking feature was the difference in the size of the pupils, the left being dilated to twice the size
PIERCE NH. THREE CASES OF REFLEX NEUROSES ORIGINATING IN THE NOSE.Read in the Section on Laryngology and Otology, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association. JAMA. 1893;XXI(21):768–769. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420730018002f
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