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April 1969


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Member of the Royal College of Surgeons London: Printed by Whittingham and Rowland, Goswell Street, for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster Row, 1817

Arch Neurol. 1969;20(4):441-445. doi:10.1001/archneur.1969.00480100117017

.... The disease, respecting which the present inquiry is made, is of a nature highly afflictive. Notwithstanding which, it has not yet obtained a place in the classification of nosologists; some have regarded its characteristic symptoms as distinct and different diseases, and others have given its name to disease differing essentially from it; whilst the unhappy sufferer has considered it as an evil, from the domination of which he had no prospect of escape.

The disease is of long duration: to connect, therefore, the symptoms which occur in its later stages with those which mark its commencement, requires a continuance of observation of the same case, or at least a correct history of its symptoms, even for several years. Of both these advantages the writer has had the opportunities of availing himself; and has hence been led particularly to observe several other cases in which the disease existed in different

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