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July 1920

A SIMPLE METHOD FOR RECORDING CHANGES IN CUTANEOUS SENSIBILITY

Arch NeurPsych. 1920;4(1):81-NP. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1920.02180190084008

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Abstract

The New York Neurological Institute and several other New York hospitals have adopted a method for the recording of changes in cutaneous sensibility, which on account of its simplicity is, we believe, worthy of being used as a standard. The method was suggested by Dr. Elsberg, and has served in our institution to obviate the difficulties often encountered in the understanding of the records of sensory disturbances. Whenever such a chart is examined, whether it be at the bedside or in a medical journal, it often requires considerable study before the meaning of the markings by which the different disturbances of sensibility are characterized are understood.

The sensory sheets we use at the New York Neurological Institute are of a uniform size to fit the hospital bedside chart, i. e., 85/16 inches wide by 10 11/16 inches long. The chart has printed on it a human figure in the anterior

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