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1882 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
April I, 1882.] THE BRITISH MEDICAL 7OURNAL. 461 Punctures made (previous to the application of copper and steel) invariably bled after the metals were applied for some minutes; ischoemia having prevailed before their application. 7. Recovery of sensation was simultaneous on both sides of the face after inhalation through the solenoid, and a marked rise of temperature took place, but no appreciable change in the condition of the contracted muscles. 8. As regards the achromatopsia, it was
more » ... psia, it was removed by the application of metals and the solenoid; the colour " red" being invariably the first restored. In conclusion, Dr. Moore wishes to return his best thanks to his clinical clerks, Messrs. Godfrey Reid, Frank Jenken, and J. E. Pigot, for the care and attention they bestowed on this case. LEFT IIEMICIIOREA: HENIANtESTHESIA (LEFT): ISCH=EMIA: (Under the care of Dr. MOORE.) Mary H., a milliner, aged 22, a well formed girl, without any signs of anaemia, disturbance of menstruation, or history of nervous disease, applied, suffering from pain under the left breast, and pain on pressure over the left ovary. Three months earlier, whilst engaged at her ordinary occupation, she was suddenly seized with a "jerking" sensation in the left shoulder and left arm generally. These "jerkings" occurred, without any previous warning, eight or ten times in the twenty-four hours, leaving the arm with a sense of weariness and numbness, and, for a time, partiaily contracted. Alter repeated attacks, the girl became generally hysterical, and afterwards semisomnolent. On a careful examination, the arm generally felt cold, and pale, but not wasted. Over the extensor aspect of the forearm, there was generally well marked anaesthesia and ischemia. Pin-punctures (which did not bleed) were made over the extensors of the forearm; then gold, silver, and copper were applied. The latter restored sensation to the part, and the punctures bled; there was no transference of the anesthesia. Both arms responded to faradisation, the left more feebly than the right. Under the use of bromide of camphor, the choreic attacks disappeared, normal sensation was restored to the arm, and the patient was, when last seen, in perfect health. REPORTS OF SOCIETIES.
doi:10.1136/bmj.1.1109.461 fatcat:ffutzlvw2bcq3nsu5exojct564