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March 1936


Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(3):666. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970150170016

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In the article by Dr. John A. Toomey, entitled "The Seventh Nerve as a Possible Pathway for the Transmission of the Virus of Poliomyelitis," which appeared in the January 1936 issue (51:58, 1936), the sentence beginning with line 9 on page 67 should read:

That there was a nuclear lesion of the sixth nerve was probable, since the external rectus muscle was paralyzed and there were jerking nystagmic movements of the opposite eye when the internal rectus muscle of this eye was contracted.

And the following statements should be added:

These symptoms usually signify the presence of a pontile lesion which has involved the association centers in the posterior longitudinal bundle or the fibers coming to the bundle from the nucleus of the sixth nerve. They are not present with the ordinary palsy of the sixth nerve seen in cases of meningitis in which only the peripheral portion of the

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