Familial aggregation of Bell's palsy.

@article{Alter1963FamilialAO,
  title={Familial aggregation of Bell's palsy.},
  author={Milton Alter},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={1963},
  volume={8},
  pages={
          557-64
        }
}
Richard Powell 1 had described patients with peripheral facial palsy in 1813, but the separate function of the seventh and the fifth cranial nerves was not appreciated until 1821, when Sir Charles Bell published his classic observations on the "respiratory nerve of the face." Knowledge of the etiology of the facial palsy which has come to bear Sir Charles' name has scarcely advanced in the last 150 years. Bell's palsy must still be listed among the maladies for which sophisticated physicians… CONTINUE READING

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