MORTON HAND, M.D.; MARTIN RUDOY, M.D.
Twenty years after the original description1 of a clinical entity familiarly known as the Guillain-Barré syndrome, Guillain proposed to "delimit as exactly as possible"2 the syndrome isolated in 1916, so that it might be "kept distinct from (the remainder of) the broad group of polyradicular neuritides with nonfatal outcome" which are seen quite often in neurological practice. In 1937, however, Guillain revoked his opinion of a year before without reservation. Nevertheless, it seems advisable to reaffirm Guillain's original position because wartime experience with a distinctive group of cases appears to bear out his original contention that the disease can be
HAND M, RUDOY M. THE PROGNOSTIC SIGNIFICANCE OF THE "GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME"1. Ann Intern Med. 1948;29:91–102. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-1-91
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