WINIFRED C. LOUGHLIN, M.D.; H. ARNOLD MYERSBURG, M.D.; HERMAN WORTIS, M.D.
The numerous therapeutic approaches to the problem of paralysis agitans indicate clearly the inherent difficulties in this problem. It is, therefore, only natural that several investigators have recently turned to vitamin therapy in the hope of finding a more effective weapon for attacking this apparently incurable disease.
It is noteworthy that of the six cases reported by Parkinson in his original essay on the shaking palsy one patient attributed his symptoms to over-indulgence in alcohol and another to a long period of neglect in a Spanish prison.1 Furthermore, Kikuchi states that monkeys with experimental B-avitaminosis develop mask-like facies, propulsory movements
LOUGHLIN WC, MYERSBURG HA, WORTIS H. VITAMIN B THERAPY IN PARALYSIS AGITANS1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:423–426. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-3-423
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(3):423-426.
Neurology, Parkinson's Disease.
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