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November 1945

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1944 A REVIEW PREPARED BY AN EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONSXII. NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS EXCLUSIVE OF POLIOMYELITIS

Arch Surg. 1945;51(4):315-318. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1945.01230040324015
Abstract

During 1943 there was an increase in the volume of literature dealing with neuromuscular disorders. This is especially interesting in view of the pronounced decrease of the year before. The distribution of the material has changed only slightly. That referring to cerebral palsy has increased the most, and the articles on peripheral paralysis and surgery are close seconds. The papers dealing with pure research in the field are still scarce.

The material can be considered under nine chief headings, which are as follows: (1) cerebral palsy, (2) peripheral paralysis, (3) myopathies, (4) ataxia, (5) neuralgia, (6) diagnostic procedures, (7) surgery, (8) vitamins and (9) drugs.

Cerebral Palsy.  —A paper by Lucksch331 describes 2 cases, brought to autopsy, of the disease previously called "cerebral infantile paralysis." Lucksch suggests that the designation be changed to "encephalopathia infantum." The change, he feels, is more descriptive of conditions observed and yet is not

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