HARRY A. COLLINS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Cases of narcolepsy of various types have been described in the literature but no successful form of treatment had been recorded until Doyle's12 recent report. In five cases of this disease the somnolent and cataleptic seizures were abolished within twenty-four hours by the use of ephedrine. In this paper I wish to present two other cases in which I have used this drug with the same success.
The first physician to write upon the subject of narcolepsy was Aretaeus who, in the first century, wrote two books upon "The Lethargics", Galen also referred to abnormal somnolence and lethargy in his
COLLINS HA. Ephedrine in the Treatment of Narcolepsy1. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1289–1295. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-10-1289
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(10):1289-1295.
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