LANDMARKS IN THE HISTORY OF MYOTONIA. International Conference on the Nondystrophic Myotonias, June 3-4, 2007 Robert Layzer University of California, San Francisco. CLINICAL DESCRIPTIONS. Myotonia congenita Dr. JuliusThomsen, 1876
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International Conference on the Nondystrophic Myotonias, June 3-4, 2007
University of California, San Francisco
“I shall give a brief report of the effectiveness of quinine in the treatment of myotonia, a condition hitherto almost entirely uninfluenced by any mode of therapy.”--A. Wolf, M.D. Cornell 1932 (Bellevue, Foster Kennedy)
“It appears, then, that the myotonia is due to an abnormality of some part of the muscle fibre itself. . .The essential abnormality appears to be a tendency of the muscle fibres to respond repetitively to any form of stimulation.”
Brown & Harvey, 1939