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October 8, 1892

A CASE OF SYRINGOMYELIA.Read by Title in the Section of Neurology and Medical Jurisprudence, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(15):417-419. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420150001001

Upon the invitation of your Secretary to read a paper before this Section, the thought occurred to me, to report a case of a disease as yet seldom met with in America, although its symptomatology, pathology and diagnosis seem to be well established. To convince one that syringomyelia is more prevalent in Europe than in America, one need but glance at the literature collected by Bloc or that of Buhl, or even that of Baümler, and compare the American with the European references. The cases reported by American authors, as far as I can learn, are those of Starr, Upson, Van Giesen, Booth, Jeffries, Wehlan, Shaw, Church, Hawley.

Whether this disease is actually as uncommon as reports seem to indicate, or whether it has been overlooked and placed in the category of those affections which it so closely resembles, is a question to be solved in the future. To be