In 1925, Bradbury and Eggleston1 first described orthostatic hypotension under the title "postural hypotension." Previous to the present writing about 40 apparently acceptable cases have been recorded in the medical literature.
The following case is the first one found in which this condition accompanied the tabetic form of dementia paralytica and is also the first one known in which treatment consisted of a course of malarial paroxysms. At least 52 cases of orthostatic hypotension associated with tabes dorsalis have been reported, but none of this condition with typical tabetic dementia paralytica.
Since the malarial therapy was unexpectedly well tolerated and the patient apparently received considerable benefit from it, a report was deemed worthy of being on record.
REPORT OF CASE
S. V., aged 42, a shoemaker of Italian descent, had been in good health until about one year before his admission to the dermatologic service, on Jan. 7,