HERBERT BERGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
So many drugs have been introduced for the relief of parkinsonism that one hesitates to suggest another. Their very number, however, implies that we have yet to find a satisfactory method of alleviating the distressing features of this syndrome. Curare, in repository form, has been of value in reducing and occasionally in eliminating the spasticity so commonly found in these patients, even in those whose distress remained despite full dosage of the other commonly used drugs.
Several excellent reviews of the drug therapy1, 2, 3, 4 of this condition have appeared recently; therefore, no attempt is made here to repeat
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BERGER H. PARKINSONISM: TREATMENT WITH CURARE(PARKINSONISM: TREATMENT WITH CURARE*). Ann Intern Med. 1956;45:946–950. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-5-946
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(5):946-950.
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