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The first description of the diseased state which by courtesy and for convenience may be called "Morvan's disease," was made by Dr. Morvan, of Lannelis, in Brittany, and published in the Gazette hebdomidaire de Médicine et de Chirurgie in 1883, under the title of "Parésie Analgesique avec Panaris des Extremities Superieures." Since that date he has made numerous communications on the same subject in the same journal, with the reports of eighteen cases. In 1885 M. Broca (Ann. de Dermat. et de Syphilog.) published a case, and in 1887 M. Prouff (Gazette Hebdom.), another Breton physician, recorded one, followed by Hanoi in the same year. In 1888 d'Oger de Speville collated in a Paris thesis nine cases from various sources. In 1889 Heckel published a clinical observation (Berlin Klin. Wochenschrift). The same year (Sem. Méd.), Gombault reported the autopsy of Prouff's case before the Sociéte Medicale des Hôpitaux de
CHURCH A. MORVAN'S DISEASE; WITH THE CLINICAL REPORT OF A CASE.Read before the Chicago Medical Society. March 2, 1891. JAMA. 1891;XVI(10):330–335. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410620006002
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