DELBERT H. WERDEN, M.D.
Paralysis resulting from the drinking of Jamaica ginger has recently presented itself in and around Los Angeles. Two hundred cases have been reported to date (March 1, 1931). This disease has been well studied and reported by various other observers since its first appearance one year ago in the Middle West and South. The cases occurring in the present so-called "epidemic" as encountered in this hospital2 presented certain findings which differed from those of other authors as well as several new features which have not previously been described. In spite of a variable clinical history, the neurological findings are remarkably
WERDEN DH. Ascending Paralysis Resulting from the Drinking of "Jamaica Ginger"; a Clinical Study of Fifty Cases1. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1257–1266. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-10-1257
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(10):1257-1266.
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