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October 1923

Critical ReviewsTHE PATHOLOGY OF MOTOR PARALYSIS BY LEAD

Author Affiliations

Adjunct Assistant Neurologist, Bellevue Hospital, Assistant Neurologist, Memorial Hospital; Attending Neurologist and Neuropathologist, Montefiore Hospital, Assistant Neurologist, Bellevue Hospital NEW YORK

Arch NeurPsych. 1923;10(4):444-455. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1923.02190280067008
Abstract

I. Introduction. 

II. The Term "Neuronitis." 

III. The Clinical Aspect of Lead Neuritis. 

IV. Review of the Literature Dealing with Pathology.  1. Pathology of the Muscles.2. Pathology of the Nerves.3. Pathology of the Roots.4. Pathology of the Spinal Cord.

V. Conclusions. 

I. INTRODUCTION  Discussion of the site of attack, whether peripheral, central or both, in diseases of the peripheral neurons, is still active. A recent reference1 showing the present attitude in England toward the whole problem of multiple neuritis follows:Peripheral neuritis, multiple neuritis and polyneuritis are all terms applied to a complex of symptoms due to disease affecting the peripheral motor and sensory neurons. The disease as a whole is characterized by the facts that many nerves are affected at the same time or in rapid succession, that this affection of the nerve is always bilateral and usually symmetrical and that the more distal parts

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