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July 18, 1885

HYSTERO-CATALEPSY.

JAMA. 1885;V(3):82-83. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391030026008

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Abstract

Dear Sir:  —Owing to the general infrequency of this disease, as well as the rarity of its coming under the observation of every practitioner, even in the most lengthened term of experience, I deem it incumbent upon me to report my case. Having had charge of one of our largest asylums for girls for the past seven years, in which this young woman was raised from infancy to womanhood, now serving in the capacity of assistant, it was only within the past year that my attention was called directly to the unusual phenomena in her case.She is about 30 years of age, of good general health, aids frequently in the washing and ironing of the clothes of the inmates, but not exposed, as there are permanent fixtures in the main building. She had been somewhat irregular as to her catamenia, often premised by and accompanied with pain, as in

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