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October 1968

FOUR CASES OF SPINAL MYOSIS; WITH REMARKS ON THE ACTION OF LIGHT ON THE PUPIL

Author Affiliations

Lecturer on Diseases of the Eye, Edinburgh.

Arch Neurol. 1968;19(4):444-447. doi:10.1001/archneur.1968.00480040110013
Abstract

George Smith, æt. 51, tailor, applied to me for advice on account of dimness of sight. He stated that he enjoyed good health until July last year, when one very hot forenoon, while crossing the North Bridge, he felt giddy and faint, but managed with some difficulty to walk home. The following day he experienced pain in his back, extending to his legs, increased while taking exercise. His back was also tender on pressure. He had, moreover, twitchings, and occasional numbness in his legs, especially the right, with want of power, so that in walking he staggered, and had to use a stick. He could not stand steadily in the dark, but had to grasp at some object for support. He at this time complained of dull pains in his forehead, and noticed that his water constantly dribbled away. These symptoms prevented him continuing more than a few hours daily at work.

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