David F. Weeks, M.D.; Dan S. Renner, M.D.
JAMA. 1916;LXVI(9):651. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580350039017.
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J. T., aged 23, Italian, a well-nourished man, was admitted to the New Jersey State Village for Epileptics in October, 1912, suffering from epilepsy of the grand mal type, with seizures occurring both nocturnally and diurnally.

From his admission to the village to his admission to our hospital, Nov. 1, 1915, he had required no special medical or surgical attention except that in June, 1913, he was treated for a lime burn of his feet, and in July of the same year for ivy poisoning. From both of these conditions he made good recoveries.

Oct. 25, 1915, following a series of convulsions, he complained of pain in his left foot and ankle. Examination showed the temperature normal and the pulse slightly accelerated, but failed to reveal any reason for the pain. The patient was put to bed, and the ankle was painted with tincture of iodin.

Four days later considerable


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