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NARCOLEPSY A Review and Presentation of Seven Cases
WILLIAM F. MURPHY
Am J Psychiatry 1941;98:334-339.
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Instructor in neuropsychiatry, Tufts Medical School; assistant in the department of nervous and mental diseases, Boston Dispensary.

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1. Narcolepsy is a borderline syndrome common to cases of both functional and organic brain disease.2. The pathogenesis is the same in both cases and consists of the release of a primitive type of sleep mechanism.3. Narcoleptic sleep is indistinguishable in appearance and electroencephalographically from normal sleep.

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