WILLIAM A. NOSIK, M.D.
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Not until a relatively short time ago was interest rekindled in a more active treatment of cerebrovascular occlusions in the hope of decreasing the degree of neurologic residua. Stress had been placed upon the desirability of good nursing care and supportive attention. Drugs of the vasodilator group received but scant mention, there being little to suggest that any lasting benefit might result from a short period of vasodilatation.
Since it appeared more logical to alter the cerebral blood supply directly in the treatment of various neurologic disorders, Royle1, 2 suggested and performed thoracocervical sympathectomy in such conditions as early as
NOSIK WA. STELLATE GANGLION BLOCK IN CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENTS1. Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:409–416. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-2-409
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(2):409-416.
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