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January 1912


Am J Dis Child. 1912;III(1):23-27. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1912.04100130030003

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During the past year a number of interesting cases involving the nervous system occurred in the service of my colleagues and myself at the Cook County Hospital, a few of which I herewith report.

Case 1.  —Johanna W., aged 8, of German parentage, but born in France. She was brought to the United States when 3 years old. No serious illness had occurred during the first few years of life. At the age of 6 she started to school, which she had to give up shortly thereafter on account of headaches. At that time the father noticed some change in the right eye and later a similar change in the left eye. The affection was of such a nature that she could see better in a dim light. She was treated with but little success for several months. The sight thereafter gradually improved and her headaches were relieved to the

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