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February 8, 1902

INCIPIENT AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS, WITH RECOVERY.BRACHIAL NEURITIS, ANGINA PECTORIS AND EPILEPSY FROM ELECTRICAL INJURY.—TRAUMATIC NEURITIS AND PERSISTENT BRACHIAL NEURALGIA FROM HYPODERMIC INJECTION.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(6):377-379. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480060015001c
Abstract

The following cases have been selected because of unusual conditions obtaining in each which make them instructive and of sufficient value to warrant their presentation.

INCIPIENT AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS WITH RECOVERY.  The family history shows a pronounced neuropathic taint both important and interesting as an hereditary element in causation. On the mother's side a great grand aunt was confined in an asylum. The grandmother had much rheumatism with heart complications and was very "nervous." A great grand uncle was similarly afflicted, and the grandfather died of apoplexy. An uncle when young had some sort of attacks of unconsciousness, apparently epileptiform in type, and is now nervously unstable. An aunt is subject to frequent fainting attacks. One cousin has had chorea and two others are nervously excitable. His mother has suffered much from vertex headaches, and following his birth, for a long time, had distressing feelings that different parts of her

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