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THE CASE OF PATRICIA MAGUIRE

EUGENE F. TRAUT, M.D.
JAMA. 1935;104(14):1210-1212. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760140014005.
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I am publishing the history of the case of Patricia Maguire because of the publicity attendant on it and because of the numerous inquiries concerning the patient. Its principal interest has been the prolonged period of somnolence.

Feb. 5, 1932, Patricia Maguire, a secretary and 26 years old, consulted me because of inability to stay awake. She had had a slight cold four days before. Her tonsils had been removed after several attacks of quinsy many years ago. She had had an uncomplicated, mild influenza in 1918. I had seen her and examined her completely at intervals since May 1930. In the course of these examinations her basal metabolic rate was determined to be normal, her sinuses were found clear by Dr. John Theobald. Urinalysis and blood counts had given normal results. On the last periodic examination, in November 1931, she presented normal conditions and had no complaints.

Her sleepiness,

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