In spite of the many studies on myositis ossificans progressiva which have been carried out the nature of the disease is still obscure. Several types of therapy have been tried but have proved unsuccessful. Mair1 prepared an extensive review of the literature on the disease up to 1932. In 1936 Uehlinger2 published a report after detailed study of 2 cases and estimated that the number of cases which have been observed was about 160. Burgerhout,3 in the Netherlands, gave a detailed description of the disease in 1898.
The following case was carefully studied from several points of view.
REPORT OF A CASE
History.—A girl born July 8, 1934 was the third of 4 children; the 3 siblings are healthy. The mother was healthy and had never had an abortion; her father had diabetes mellitus. The father of the patient occasionally complained of discomfort in his stomach;