S. VAISRUB, M.D., M.R.C.P. (Lond.)
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"Watchman, what of the night?" Isaias Ch. 21, Verse 11.
There are many diseases, symptoms and syndromes that tend to occur frequently, predominantly or even exclusively during the night. Classification of these disorders and elucidation of the mechanism responsible for their nocturnal predilection are both a challenge and an interesting mental exercise. Even though these disorders may appear at times to be linked somewhat loosely, and to hang together by a tenuous thread, the temptation to treat them as a group is nonetheless strong. To quote H. Selye1: "From time to time we feel the urge to reorganize our classifications
VAISRUB S. NOCTURNAL DISORDERS OF MEDICAL INTEREST*. Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:323–330. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-35-2-323
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(2):323-330.
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