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December 8, 1956

The Spine: Anatomico-Radiographic Studies, Development and the Cervical Region

JAMA. 1956;162(15):1425. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970320073025

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Abstract

This monograph is the outgrowth of the author's interest in the radiographic study of cadaver spines and comparison of such roentgenograms with those of patients whose history was known and whose clinical course could be followed. The chronologic normal and abnormal development is discussed and illustrated and serves as a background for a better understanding of congenital anomalies with subsequent degenerative changes. A consideration over a period of 1 to 20 years of the anatomic structures of six patients who suffered whiplash injuries is of much interest, and the medicolegal importance is stressed. The association of intervertebral foraminal constriction and perineural fibrosis with progressive degenerative change is clarified by comparison of patients' roentgenograms with original radiographic and microscopic studies of material from cadavers. This small volume represents a crystallization of the author's interest and writings on this subject over a period of 25 years. It should be of particular interest

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