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— Dr. W. Rozenzweig, in Can. Practitioner, reports four cases of paralysis of the soft palate after diphtheria, occurring in children of from 6 to 12 years old, in which a rapid cure was effected by the hypodermic use of strychnine. The doses were from 2 to 4½ ♏ of a 1 per cent, solution, and were injected into the neck. In one case remarkable improvement was produced by the first injection, and in another a complete cure was obtained by three daily injections. In none of them was treatment required beyond a week.
Diphtheritic Paralysis. JAMA. 1892;XVIII(22):684. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411260026008
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