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March 18, 1893

A CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF CHOREA LARYNGIS.

JAMA. 1893;XX(11):289-290. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420380001001

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Abstract

The Hippocratic maxim, "naturam morborum curationes ostendunt," the cure shows the nature of the disease applies with more force, perhaps, to the study of chorea laryngis than anything in the whole field of medicine, for so erratic and inexplicable are the movements of the larynx and so hidden are the causes of the disease, that the most skilled pathologist or diagnostician finds himself at a loss to account for them.

Of the twenty-six cases already reported all but two have been followed by insensibility, but as this occurs so frequently after violent paroxysms of cough it cannot be regarded as a diagnostic symptom. The fact that not only may the choreic movements of the larynx exist without insensibility following them, and even that the cough also may be absent, makes it exceedingly difficult to classify any case as coming directly under this head, unless all the symptoms are considered as

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