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Alfred Gordon, M.D.
Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1933;52(1):158. doi:10.1001/archinte.1933.00160010165017.
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To the Editor:  —Years before Dr. Strecker's article appeared in the Zeitschriftfür die gesamte Neurologie and Psychiatrie I became interested in the subject under discussion, as stated in the introductory remarks of my article. From the extensive references published in Dr. Strecker's article one can see how many men made observations on this subject. I kept on collecting personal cases of neuropsychiatric character until I had accumulated 250, and only then did I publish my observations. In medicine many men may work on the same problem simultaneously in different parts of the world, and they may arrive at the same conclusions. The problem of the walls of the third ventricle or, preferably, the hypothalamic area as a thermoregulatory center has been suggested time and again clinically and experimentally. My personal views on the subject ran and still run in the same direction. The case of Dr. Strecker and mine merely show a


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