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Nicolaus A. Friedreich's description of peripheral facial nerve paralysis in 1798.
  1. T D Bird

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    In 1798, Nicolaus A. Friedreich of Wurzburg published a detailed clinical account of three patients with idopathic peripheral facial nerve paralysis. His astute observations of onset, physical findings, natural course, treatment, and recovery preceded those of Charles Bell by 23 years.

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