January 20, 1923

Treatment of Injuries of the Peripheral Spinal Nerves.

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By Sir Harold J. Stiles, K.B.E., F.R.C.S., Regius Professor of Clinical Surgery, University of Edinburgh, and M. F. Forrester-Brown, M.S., M.D. Cloth. Price, $4.30. Pp. 180, with 58 illustrations. New York: Oxford University Press, 1922.

JAMA. 1923;80(3):204. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640300054035

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In this monograph, as the authors state in the introduction, "an attempt is made to place at the disposal of the general surgeon, who may be called upon to deal with an occasional case of peripheral nerve injury, the experience which has been gathered from the exceptionally abundant material provided by the Great War;... to map out for the surgeon who has no special experience of the subject those paths which will lead to a successful result for himself and his patient, and to help him avoid those pitfalls which have entrapped most workers at first, before they learned to look out for them." This object has been successfully accomplished. The work is divided into three parts. The first part takes up anatomic considerations, discussing in detail the nerves most commonly injured, and the effects of complete division; diagnosis, including general principles and special difficulties; types of lesion found at

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