Athetosis I: Historical considerations

@article{Morris2002AthetosisIH,
  title={Athetosis I: Historical considerations},
  author={John G.L. Morris and Stacey K. Jankelowitz and Victor S.C. Fung and Paul D. Clouston and Michael W. Hayes and Padraic J. Grattan-Smith},
  journal={Movement Disorders},
  year={2002},
  volume={17}
}
The term “athetosis” has evolved to become synonymous with dystonia and, as a result, has fallen into disuse. A case is made for retaining the term to describe a specific category of dystonic movement with predominantly distal involuntary irregular movements, as originally used by Hammond in acquired hemidystonia and by Shaw in cerebral palsy. In 1874, Hammond described a 33-year-old, Dutch book-binder who drank up to 60 glasses of gin each day. After a bout of delirium tremens followed by… 
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