A study of the records from the period 1950 to 1970 at the Elizabethtown
Hospital for Children and Youth produced twelve patients with the
Guillain-Barre syndrome. These patients were contracted in 1975-76 and each
was personally examined. Ten were found to have residual weakness but in
several instances the weakness was so mild the patient was unaware of it.
Good correlations were found between muscle examinations during the acute
recovery period and at final follow-up. Six patients had undergone various
surgical procedures, and all of them thought they had benefited.