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June 28, 1890

Clevenger on Spinal Concussion.

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By S. V. Clevenger, M.D., of Chicago, Ill. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis. 1890. Price $2.50.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(26):942. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410260026010

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Abstract

This book is written for both lawyer and physician, with the purpose of bringing up to date the recent additions to our knowledge of the subject of spinal concussion, for which the name Erichson's disease is very properly advocated. The first five chapters are given up to the views of Erichson, who is extolled; Page, who is uniformly ridiculed; Oppenheim, who is applauded, and very many others. The translation of Oppenheim's brochure which forms Chapter V is a very valuable feature, and alone worth the price of the volume. The detailed account of a multitude of cases follows, taken from various writers, and includes twenty observations by the author. Symptoms, diagnosis and differential diagnosis are severally accorded a systematic and valuable chapter. Regarding pathology the author insists upon the important part taken by the sympathetic nervous system, to impairment of which he attributes mainly the etiology of the condition, and

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