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March 1920

SENSORY CHANGES IN INJURIES OF THE MUSCULOSPIRAL NERVE

Arch NeurPsych. 1920;3(3):277-306. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1920.02180150060004
Abstract

In view of the several very brilliant and equally exhaustive reports on the innervation of the skin which have appeared in the literature of the last few years, one must, with some temerity, approach the study of the sensory functions of any one of the peripheral nerves. And this is the more true when one considers that much of the work recently published has been done on patients well fitted both by education and by training to carefully analyze their sensations and by workers who have given to the task many months of painstaking examination, whereas the conditions obtaining in army life render a similar study wholly impossible, partly by lack of that preliminary education and training on the part of the patient which is essential to the best results in interpreting new and confusing sensations, and partly by reason of the lack of time which permits only a limited

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