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This is a remarkable cooperative study on peripheral nerve regeneration. The authors, who report their results in minute detail, include neurosurgeons, neurologists, anatomists, and neurophysiologists. Aside from being an exhaustive clinical study, the book contains valuable chapters on the recovery of motor, sensory, and autonomic functions and on the electrical evidence of regeneration; there is an interesting discussion of related problems, such as causalgia. Chapters on the neuropathological predictions of recovery and on neurosurgical implications conclude the book. This source book of information is printed well, but it is hardly suitable for the average medical reader.
Peripheral Nerve Regeneration: A Follow-up Study of 3,656 World War II Injuries. JAMA. 1957;165(10):1352. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980280126030