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June 3, 1893

A CASE OF LARYNGEAL EPILEPSY.

JAMA. 1893;XX(22):604-605. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420490008001d

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Abstract

This disease is variously designated as laryngeal vertigo, laryngeal epilepsy, complete glottic spasm in adults, and in an article by W. Peyre Porcher, M.D., in THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, Vol. xx, March 18, 1893, he refers to it as chorea laryngitis. This disease is of interest because there is very little found in our books on the subject; it is also of special interest to the neurologist and laryngologist; to the first because it is essentially a neurosis (as at present the general accepted view) and to the second because most cases may come under his observation, and because they are most successfully relieved and cured by treatment directed to some part of the respiratory tract, as tonsilitis, pharyngitis, uvelitis, polyps and other abnormalities in the nose, etc.

Dr. Lennox Browne, T. R. C. S.E., 1887, on diseases of the throat, under Chapter xxiii, neurosis of the

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