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July 1966

Sciatic and Pelvic Pain Due to Lumbosacral Nerve Root Compression.

Arch Neurol. 1966;15(1):109-110. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470130113014

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Abstract

This beautifully designed and illustrated monograph at first glance appears to be an exhaustive treatise on the subject of lumbosacral nerve root compression syndromes. Its chief divergence from previous texts is in its emphasis on the infrequently discussed sacral root patterns. Actually, on perusal, only 33 of its 264 pages are concerned with background information. The remainder consists in 108 case histories which form the basis for the author's conception of various syndromes of root compression. The introductory chapters are concisely and ably presented, with a good bibliography. However, they suffer from abbreviation and much pertinent and useful information is completely lacking. The case studies, well illustrated with diagrams, depend almost completely upon the author's analysis of clinical data. Many of his deductions will be questioned by other authorities. Since his interpretations of meaningful cause and effect, particularly in sacral root syndromes, are purely personal observation and not subjected

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