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when the contraction of the muscles throws her teeth together, and then her tongue is often caught between her teeth and severely bitten. She takes no nourishment except in a liquid state, and that with the greatest difficulty, as it causes strangulation, spasms, and severe distress. These spasms sometimes throw her from her bod to the plastering over head, and sometimes on to the floor, and any attempt to hold her increases her agony. Her hand is sometimes thrown up into her face with suchdoi:10.1056/nejm184704210361208 fatcat:5mj4z4jdsjdktigd4f7crw5nwq