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November 21, 1891

LITIGATION DISEASE A FORM OF NEUROSIS.Read in the Section on Medical Jurisprudence and Neurology, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

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JAMA. 1891;XVII(21):783-786. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410990001001

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During the fall of 1881, E. S., aged 60 years, in form tall and slim, temperate habits, previous health always good, a noble specimen of average humanity, occupation farmer and dealer in stock, an expert in this line of business, was on his way to Chicago from W., Iowa. While at a feeding station he was standing in the rear door of the way car looking out, the train was backed "to way car with such force as to loosen the upper bunk next the door at his right side; as the bunk fell into its place it struck S. on the right shoulder and arm, and also caught the right hand, crushing one of the fingers; the finger was at this time dressed with a rag at hand by the other stockmen. S. completed his trip to Chicago, nearly two hundred miles, made a satisfactory disposal of his cattle

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