ROBERT E. SWITZER, M.D.; ARTHUR D. BERMAN, M.D.
The interest in and the effort toward a better understanding of the nature of narcolepsy which made this paper possible were stimulated by a neuropsychiatric staff conference, the case presentation from which is given below in a somewhat condensed form.
A 20 year old enlisted man in the United States Navy apparently began to have symptoms about seven years ago, when he noted the onset of a chronic feeling of lethargy and easy fatigue. In addition, he became aware of episodes of sleepiness which he described as follows: He feels his head growing heavy, his eyes beginning to
SWITZER RE, BERMAN AD. COMMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE OF NARCOLEPSY1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:938–957. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-5-938
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(5):938-957.
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