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January 9, 1892

PARALYSES FOLLOWING ACUTE DISEASES.

Author Affiliations

DEMONSTRATOR OF ANATOMY AND LECTURER ON NERVOUS DISEASES, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MEDICAL FACULTY.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(2):33-36. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411060003001a

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Abstract

There are some varieties of paralyses that follow acute diseases which present some features of great interest. This interest can never cease until the true pathology underlying these cases has been fully worked out. My remarks on the present occasion are with the view, that though they may not settle, they may suggest the lines on which some of these cases may yet be solved. In doing this I shall appeal almost entirely to my own cases. First let me lay down the general ways in which acute diseases may be supposed to act on the nervous matter. 1. That these paralyses are due to the direct action of the virus of the disease. 2. That they are due to some poison left in the system by the disease; and that acts after the disease itself has disappeared. 3. That they are due to some other poison that acts conjointly,

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