REPORT OF CLINICS ON DISEASES OF CHILDREN.
BY WILLIAM B. ATKINSON, A.M., M.D. OF PHILADELPHIA, PA.[Reported for The Journal.]
This little patient presents a form of trouble which you are sure to meet with constantly when you engage in general practice. Her age is seven years. You will observe that she has a vague manner of moving her hands-an aimless motion, occasionally a twitching, and which she is wholly unable to control. This is commonly known as St. Vitus' Dance, Chorea Sancti Viti. The case before us is not an aggravated one, and evidently is yielding to the remedies which have been employed. This affection occurs almost entirely during the earlier years of childhood, but may be seen in older children, especially at puberty. While it does occur during infancy, this is extremely rare, though cases are recorded as young as a few months. Its causes are