Arteritis of the temporal vessels is unusual, and a new clinical syndrome, the etiology of which is still obscure, is probably represented in the two cases which form the basis of this report. These are the only cases which have been observed at the Mayo Clinic, and we have not noted reports of similar cases in the literature. A name cannot be given to this condition until more cases have been observed and the condition is dignified by nomenclature.
REPORT OF CASES
—An unmarried woman, aged 50, was first admitted to the clinic in May, 1917. General examination at that time gave negative results. The blood pressure in millimeters of mercury was 129 systolic and 78 diastolic. At the second admission, in September, 1927, the physical examination and laboratory tests disclosed an enlarged uterus, sclerosis, graded 1, of the retinal arteries and a blood pressure of 216 systolic