MYELITIS FOLLOWING ACUTE ARSENICAL POISONING

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1882 Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease  
THE physician who, meeting with a case of arsenical paralysis, would seek for information on the sub¬ ject in the accessible and contemporary treatises upon disease of the nervous system, would be grievously disap¬ pointed. Such writers as Grasset, Ross, Wilks, Bauduy, Hamilton, do not mention the affection at all ; the illus¬ trious Romberg, and Erb merely give it a passing reference. Prof. Hammond (1881), in the last edition of his treatise, says nothing of paralysis following acute arsenical
more » ... ing acute arsenical poison¬ ing, and refers to paralysis and anaesthesia as results of slow poisoning. Apparently, he has seen no cases of arseni¬ cal paralysis. Rosenthal (1875) devotes only a short para¬ graph to arsenical nervous symptoms ; refers to paralysis in the course of chronic poisoning. In a case which he saw there were paralysis, partial anaesthesia, and diminished elec-
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