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October 29, 1927

Die peripherischen Lähmungen: Diagnostik, Untersuchungstechnik, Prognostik und Therapie.

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Von Prof. Dr. Toby Cohn. Paper. Price, 18 marks. Pp. 320, with 64 illustrations. Berlin: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1927.

JAMA. 1927;89(18):1540. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690180072043

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Abstract

This book has been developed from the article on "Paralysis of the Peripheral Nerves" in Kraus-Brugsch's System of Special Pathology and Therapy. It is divided into two parts, the first dealing with general and the second with special considerations. In the first part are included methods of examination, etiology, pathology, course, diagnosis and treatment, and in the second is a description of the results of paralysis of special nerves. Although enriched by the observation of 516 cases of war injuries, the material for the most part deals more with types of lesions encountered in civil practice. Considerable space is devoted to the differential diagnosis of lesions of the central nervous system from the peripheral nervous system, perhaps more than is needed. Although the experience of the war pointed out the limitations of electrodiagnosis, many pages are devoted to the older methods of this procedure, whereas the newer methods are dismissed

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