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February 1948


Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;47(2):232-235. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690030241015

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Pyridoxine (B6) Used in the Treatment of Vertigo: A Clinical Note. Presented by Dr. Alfred Lewy and Dr. Noah Fox.  This article was published in full in the Archives (46:681 [Nov.] 1947).

DISCUSSION  Dr. Thomas C. Galloway: What is the pharmacologic action of pyridoxine? Where specifically does it act?Dr. Francis L. Lederer: It seems unfortunate that otolaryngologists must indulge in so much empiricism and carry out therapy for which there is no apparent logical basis. Pyridoxine as employed in the treatment of vertigo is an agent for the action of which there seems to be no explanation. My associates and I have employed pyridoxine in the treatment of vertigo in a number of cases, and I feel that Dr. Lewy's presentation is conservative. Certainly, in our own experience, we have had some good results. Of course, one must always remember that the definition of what constitutes true Ménière's disease

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