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March 20, 1920

Les Lésions des Nerfs: Traitement et Restauration. Par Mme. Athanassio-Benisty, Ancien Interne des Hôpitaux de Paris.

JAMA. 1920;74(12):821. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620120047033

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In this small volume, Mme. Athanassio-Benisty presents much that was included in the second volume of her work on peripheral nerves as it appeared in the Horizon Collection and in the English translation in the Medical War Manuals. The subject-matter has been brought up to date, particularly with reference to the surgical treatment, the prognosis, medicomilitary decisions, and the important work of Dustin on intraneural localization. Each of the chapters constitutes a comprehensive and adequate review of the author's wide experience and the recent literature. The description of the signs of restoration of function in peripheral nerve lesions is exhaustively treated, and at this time will be found of great value to American neurologists and surgeons who are following the results obtained in the treatment of injuries of peripheral nerves in the late war. The observations are in accord with the experience of the reviewer, but do not seem to

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