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June 3, 1905

NEURASTHENIA CURED BY EXERCISE AND FORCED FEEDING.REPORT OF TWO CASES.

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NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(22):1728-1729. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500490004001a

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Abstract

In the two cases of neurasthenia reported in this article, one patient was treated in a hotel, the other in his own home in, New York. They were both treated by the simple method of exercise and forced feeding. These methods were employed at a time when rest-cures, with restricted diet and isolation and sanitaria, were universally employed.

In the first case, all hope of recovery had been abandoned, and in the second, the court had signed the commitment papers. Both patients completely recovered.

Case 1.  A. B., aged 45, married, father of two healthy children, engaged in business.

History.  As a child he was well, except for the ordinary diseases of infancy; as a boy and youth he was strong, healthy, and in every respect normal. There was no history or indication of any serious or prolonged illness. His father was living and his heredity

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