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November 8, 1924

POLYNEURITIS FOLLOWING ADMINISTRATION OF SOLUTION OF POTASSIUM ARSENITE IN A CASE OF CHOREA

JAMA. 1924;83(19):1505. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.26610190001013

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Abstract

A girl, aged 8 years, was admitted to the second division of the Neurological Institute, July 26, 1924, unable to walk and also unable to raise her wrists all the way. The duration of the illness was given as two months, and the mother stated that there had been slight improvement in the left arm. The child had had the usual diseases of childhood, but there was nothing of significance except the chorea antedating the condition for which she sought relief.

History.  —About May 15, the patient had become fidgety, irritable and cross; nothing seemed to suit her, and she was always finding fault. The right side of the mouth twitched. The tongue also twitched and turned so that one could hardly understand what she said. Her physician diagnosed the case as chorea. He put her on a yellowish liquid fluid, beginning 2 drops a day and increasing by 1

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