This section is from the book "The Transmission Of Life. Counsels On The Nature And Hygiene Of The Masculine Function", by George H. Napheys. Also available from Amazon: The Transmission of Life.
This disease, known to physicians under the name of chorea, unlike apoplexy and epilepsy, is both more frequent and more fatal with the female than the male sex. It is essentially a disease of children, being rarely met with after twenty. From ten to fifteen years of age is the favorite period of life for this affection, and, according to some of the most reliable statisticians, girls are three times more frequently the- sufferers than boys.