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Article
February 1933

PARALYSIS OF A VOCAL CORD: PERIPHERAL TOXIC NEURITIS

Author Affiliations

SPOKANE, WASH.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;17(2):244-245. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03570050231011
Abstract

The article by Drs. Gordon B. New and John H. Childrey on paralysis of the vocal cords, recently published in the ARCHIVES,1 recalls two cases I have had within the past few months that I consider of sufficient interest to be reported. According to the etiologic classification in the article mentioned, these cases belong in the infectious group or are of the peripheral toxic neuritis type.

REPORT OF CASES

CASE 1.—On Dec. 1, 1931, Mrs. W., aged 44, the wife of a physician, came to me, complaining of attacks of choking when taking cold liquids, wheezing on exertion, some hoarseness during the past month and breaking of the voice when singing. Her health had always been good, and there was no previous illness to which the present condition could be attributed. However, she had recently had a "cold."

Examination showed an immobile right cord in the "cadaveric position" and

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