The old and the new camptocormia.


A forced posture with a forward-bent trunk was termed camptocormia by the French neurologist Souques in 1915. In his case history, which consisted of young soldiers, the condition occurred acutely, was usually psychogenic, lasted for months, and could be cured quickly and durably by a "persuasive" electrotherapy. Numerous similar cases were observed during… (More)


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