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February 14, 1885

BERLIN LETTER.

JAMA. 1885;IV(7):192-193. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390820024013

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Abstract

Berlin, Jan. 20, 1885.

The following interesting case came to Prof. Fränkel's clinic : The man, some years ago, was affected with paralysis of the external rectus of the left side, which gradually disappeared under the use of iodide of potassium and mercury. At present the patient has great difficulty in swallowing, and examination shows paralysis of the palato-glossus, palato-phatyngeus, tensor palati, crico-arytaenoideus, post lower pharyngeal muscle, and paresis of the oesophagus on the left side. Ten days' treatment with iodide of potassium has produced a marked improvement. The character of the paralysis points to an affection within the cranium of the glosso-pharyngeal and pneumo-gastric nerves, and possibly of the accessorius on the left side.

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