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Poliomyelitis Versus Landry's Paralysis.: An Attempt to Contrast Their Symptomatology and Pathology,

Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(9):892-903. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-9-892
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There is a remarkable difference of opinion among neurologists, internists and epidemiologists, with regard to the identity of Landry's paralysis: some contending that the acute ascending or rare descending type of paralysis originally described by Landry is simply a form of poliomyelitis, whereas others contend that Landry's paralysis is an independent symptom complex, not due to the specific virus of poliomyelitis, but due to some unknown form of toxin, bacterial, metabolic or chemic in nature, which seems to have a special affinity for the peripheral motor neurons. With this view, I am inclined to agree, having had the opportunity to


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