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September 1919

PERIPHERAL NERVE INJURIES CONCOMITANT TO GUNSHOT WOUNDS: PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE DIAGNOSIS, OPERATIONS, PROGRESS AND RESULT OF TREATMENT IN FIVE HUNDRED AND TEN CASES

Author Affiliations

Major, M. C., U. S. Army; Neurologist, U. S. Army General Hospital No. 6; Lieutenant-Colonel, M. C., U. S. Army; Chief of Surgical Service, U. S. Army General Hospital No. 6 FORT MC PHERSON, GA.

Arch NeurPsych. 1919;2(3):253-260. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1919.02180090003001

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Abstract

Four hundred and nineteen patients with peripheral nerve injuries were admitted to U. S. General Hospital No. 6, between October, 1918, and May 1, 1919. Table 1 shows the actual number of each individual nerve that was injured, the operations which were performed on that nerve, and the number which up to May 1 had not been operated on. Table 2, independent of time, shows the number of the individual nerves that showed no improvement, the number that were improved or cured, as the result of operation and treatment or treatment alone, and the number that have not, since their admission to the hospital, returned for a second examination. Table 3 shows the actual number of nerves that were made worse, remained the same, were improved, much improved and the number that were cured; also the operations that brought about these results.

Most of the patients entered the hospital at

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