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In four cases, three men whose ages were between 21 and 38 years and a woman 40 years old, transitory paralytic phenomena appeared. In the three men these consisted of hemiplegia and speech disturbances. In the woman there was a motor aphasia. These disturbances had been preceded by evidences of lessened functional capacity as shown by ease of fatigue, or by headache, paresthesia and dizziness. In all cases there had been gross overuse of tobacco, evidence of which was found in lymphocytosis, elevated basal metabolic rates and marked nervous and vasomotor irritability. Since there was a complete restoration to normal
Über vorübergehende Hemiplegien durch Nicotin [Transitory Hemiplegia Due to Nicotine].. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1042–1043. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-8-1042_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(8):1042-1043.
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