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November 1930

PROPRIOCEPTIVE BODY REACTIONS IN TOPICAL BRAIN DIAGNOSISWITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CEREBELLAR LESIONS

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA

From the Neurosurgical Department of the University Hospital and the Graduate Medical School, University of Pennsylvania.

Arch NeurPsych. 1930;24(5):978-999. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220170098011
Abstract

Application of the physiology of posture by means of a study of postural reflex responses has been made to evaluate their aid in topical brain diagnosis. Weisz formulated several specific tests from knowledge based on Magnus' researches, and reported a number of cases in which he demonstrated that the abnormal responses shown were diagnostic of the site of the lesions. These tests have been reapplied, first in a series of normal persons and then in patients with known lesions in various parts of the brain, whose responses have been studied. With the information gained, the tests were then applied for diagnostic purposes in patients suspected of having cerebellar lesions. The relative value of these tests was compared with that of the usual tests applied in routine neurologic examinations to estimate their worth as a part of neurologic examination, to decide their assistance in localization of lesions of the brain and

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