According to the National Tourette's Syndrome Association , Tourette's syndrome and Sydenham's chorea may be one and the same. If this is the case, victims of this condition may find some answers in the monumental albeit forgotten works of the late, great Edward C. Rosenow. Rosenow served with distinction, as head of experimental bacteriology, for nearly three decades with the Mayo Foundation. His work specifically referred to Sydenham's chorea (or St. Vitus's Dance) from 1923 (Am. Jour. Dis. Child. 26:223-241, 1923) to 1958 (Am. Practitioner and Digest of Treatment, Phila., 9(5), May 1958, p. 755-761.)

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