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November 19, 1938

Les réactions d'équilibre chez l'homme: Etude physiologique et clinique des réactions d'équilibre sur la table basculante

JAMA. 1938;111(21):1956. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790470068027

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In this monograph Zador has attempted to extend to the clinic the experimental studies of Rademaker on equilibration, as Rademaker and Garcin had done previously. In his study he used a horizontal table on which the subject was placed in various positions, supine, prone, on the hands and knees or the elbows and knees, sitting and standing. The table was so constructed that it could be suddenly tilted, at first in only two directions about a single horizontal axis, but in a later model in four directions. The author accepts and bases his work on Rademaker's conclusions that the reactions which occur following sudden tipping of the table are labyrinthine in origin and following slow tipping are proprioceptive in origin. He is concerned only with the former and further quotes Rademaker to the effect that the reaction following sudden tipping is divisible into three phases: the labyrinthine, the passive, imposed

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