Eighty Cases of Chorea.
—At the meeting of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society on Jaunary 8, Dr. W. P. Herringham read a paper on "Eighty Cases of Chorea: Antecedents, Family History, State of the Heart, and subsequent History," of which the following is a summary. Antecedents: Acute rheumatism preceded the attack in nineteen cases, immediately in four, at some interval in fifteen. It accompanied the chorea in two cases. Pains in the joints preceded the attack in fifteen cases, accompanied it in one case. The total number of cases in which rheumatism could be traced was thirty-seven. Injury, shock, or violent burst of emotion preceded the attack in six cases. The interval was never greater than two days. Hard mental work or worry was found in twenty cases. These influences were not mutually exclusive, since all those classed under injury, shock, or emotion could alone be considered as exciting,