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October 8, 1892

A CASE OF TRANSITORY MANIA WITH PECULIAR SEQUELAE.Read 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.

Author Affiliations

Fellow of the American Academy of Medicine; Member of the American Medical Association, and N. Y". Medico-Legal Society; 2nd Asst. Physician, State Hospital for the Insane, Danville, Pennsylvania.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(15):419-420. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420150003001a

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The following case was one that proved of especial interest to me, for the reason that I was very much puzzled as to what conditions existed to cause such a sudden and peculiar attack and the consequent train of signs and symptoms. Whether or not my title is a misnomer I do not know, and at all events it is of little importance. I shall give as full and detailed an account of the case as possible for I intend to do nothing more, but leave the comments and diagnosis to others.

Mrs. K., female; aged 47 years; married and has six children. Admitted to this hospital February 17, 1892.

Physically is a short, slight woman, 5 ft. 2 in. in height; weight between 90 and 100 lbs; dark hair and eyes; very nervous temperament. Apparently has no organic disease. The history of the case before admission is as follows:

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