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May 1919

PERIPHERAL NERVE INJURIES

Author Affiliations

Majors, M. C., U. S. Army; First Lieutenant, M. C., U. S. Army AMERICAN RED CROSS MILITARY HOSPITAL NO. 1, A. E. F., FRANCE

Arch NeurPsych. 1919;1(5):547-559. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1919.02180050032003

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION  Injury of peripheral nerves is the most frequent and important organic neurologic condition occurring as the result of war. These injuries have been carefully studied by the staff of American Red Cross Military Hospital No. 1, formerly the American Ambulance. The purpose of this paper is to place on record the methods used in caring for peripheral nerve cases in this institution and to report the results following nerve suture.This hospital, founded Sept. 4, 1914, opened its doors with sixty beds devoted to the care of French wounded. This capacity was soon increased to 650 beds, and continued with this number until July, 1917, when the old American Ambulance was taken over by the United States government. Since then it has grown steadily to its present capacity of 2,000 beds. Even after it was militarized the vast majority of the patients were French, American wounded being in the

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