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February 18, 1905

AN ENCOURAGING CASE OF LOCOMOTOR ATAXIA.

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HOT SPRINGS, VA.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(7):544-545. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500340032001e
Abstract

The case of locomotor ataxia which I report is worthy of record, not because of any extraordinary feature of the disease, but on account of the remarkable improvement in the patient in a short space of time.

Patient.  —A man, J. C., aged 42, has been twice under my care. In 1899, when he first came under observation, he was engaged in the office of a large tanning establishment in Cincinnati.

History.  —His mother died of nervous prostration, and his father of apoplexy; he had been married 18 years but had no children, and his wife had had no miscarriages. He had been well and strong until five years before he first came under observation. He used alcohol and tobacco in moderation, and had had gonorrhea but denied syphilis.

Examination.  —The scalp was partly bald. The first symptom was attacks of abdominal pain, with vomiting and occasional diarrhea. These

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