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January 21, 1905

Clinical Report.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(3):216-217. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500300048002

BILATERAL FACIAL PARALYSIS,  WITH SENSORY AND REFLEX DEFECTS, POSSIBLY DUE TO LA GRIPPE.*F. W. LANGDON, M.D.CINCINNATI, OHIO.This case was referred to me by Dr. J. C. Oliver of Cincinnati, with request for examination and opinion.

Patient.  —The subject of the conditions here reported was a teacher, 51 years of age, married, and the father of three healthy children, aged, respectively, 20, 18, 11.I saw him at the Presbyterian Hospital, Cincinnati, in March, 1904. He was about 5 feet 10 inches in height, well developed, fairly nourished, of dark complexion and hair. Not evidently anemic. Family and personal history good.

Present Illness.  —His chief complaint was of headache, which was located in the occipital and both mastoid regions; it was dull in character and had persisted since its onset, five weeks before. He also complained of inability to close either eye, which was evident.The onset of