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January 1932

THE SYNDROME OF POLYNEURITIS WITH FACIAL DIPLEGIA

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(1):79-112. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230130085006
Abstract

Since the World War, largely due to a comprehensive paper by Bradford, Bashford and Wilson, there has been renewed interest in what has generally been termed infectious polyneuritis. The credit for bringing this condition to attention has frequently been given to Osler,1 who in the first and subsequent editions of his textbook, under the general subject of neuritis, described briefly what he termed "acute febrile polyneuritis." There is little doubt that his account of the disease corresponds in a general way with what has more recently been described under a great variety of names. He considered one of the essential features to be a considerable rise in temperature at the onset and evidences of an acute infection followed by general neuritic symptoms with possible extension to the muscles of the face. It is evident, however, that this was by no means the first description of the disorder.

Laurans,2

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