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Article
July 1930

CYCLIC OR RHYTHMIC OCULOMOTOR PARALYSIS

Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;4(1):32-36. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810090040004
Abstract

Careful search of the literature revealed only twenty-eight cases of this rare and interesting disease. The case reported is the twenty-ninth of the series, and as far as could be learned is the first to be described in the American literature.

REPORT OF CASE

J. O., a well developed white boy, aged 16, came to the eye department of Rush Medical College on Dec. 12, 1929, complaining of right-sided ptosis, inability to see with the right eye and right divergence, symptoms which had been present since birth. The patient had two older brothers and a younger one, all apparently well. His mother had been an inmate of an insane asylum since the birth of his younger brother, twelve years previously.

General physical examination revealed a 4+ Wassermann reaction of the spinal fluid, a negative Wassermann reaction of the blood and Hutchinson's teeth. The results of the neurologic examination were

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