A couple of years ago a patient in the Children’s Ward of our London Hospital, suffering from chorea, was making little or no progress.
During the doctor’s rounds this girl appeared shy and demure: but the Ward Sister said that she was “very foxy”. When she thought no one was looking she would suddenly start tearing up books and destroying such toys as lay within her reach.
Further observation led to the discovery that she was unusually sensitive to music: when the wireless was turned on, she would jump about and dance.
Tarantula was given with success.