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May 7, 1955

Peripheral Nerve Injuries

JAMA. 1955;158(1):89-90. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960010091041

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The British Medical Research Council brought together a distinguished group of scientists at the beginning of World War II to study peripheral nerve injuries. Headed by H. J. Seddon, this group established five special centers for the study of patients with wounds involving the peripheral nerves. A unique plan was adopted whereby military and civilian casualties were under the care of the same personnel, assuring uniformity of treatment and follow-up from the time of injury to completion of recovery. This report on peripheral nerve injuries is based on the experience of this group with various diagnostic procedures, methods of treatment, and evaluation of the end results of nerve regeneration. The format is such that each of the special problems in nerve injuries are dealt with in separate chapters. The authors draw on their own extensive clinical experience and animal experiments in presenting their material. The section by R. L. Richards

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