Joseph C. Regan, M.D.
JAMA. 1926;87(24):1997. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.92680240002013b.
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The occurrence of an isolated palatine paralysis as the only paralytic manifestation of an attack of acute poliomyelitis is rare. Literature contains only one reference to a similar instance, as observed by Ivan Wickman1 and recorded in his classic monograph. The details of the symptomatology are not given.


History.  —A girl, aged 3½ years, admitted to the Kingston Avenue Hospital, Oct. 4, 1921, had had influenza, measles and whooping cough in the past three years. The family history was irrelevant. A tonsillectomy had been performed, September 15, but she recovered well from the operation and was not observed to have any signs of difficulty in swallowing or of regurgitation through the nose until the onset of the present illness. September 29, five days before admission, the patient complained of headache. On the following day, she had difficulty in swallowing liquids and her


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