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May 1927


Arch NeurPsych. 1927;17(5):721. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02200350152016

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This book on the peripheral nerve paralyses grew out of an article that was published in Kraus-Brugsch's book "Die Lähmungen der peripherischen Nerven einschliesslich der Untersuchungstechnik." It has been somewhat modified and rearranged. As would be expected, the additional knowledge gained through the war has been incorporated. The arrangement of the subject matter is the usual one adopted in most textbooks. It begins with a general introduction, then gives diagnostic methods with various tables showing the differential diagnoses between peripheral nerve and allied diseases. It is interesting to note that the author discusses psychic peripheral paralyses and terms them psychogenic akinesias. The technic and methods of examination are well done and well illustrated. Then follows a discussion of the toxic neuritides, pathologic anatomy, prognosis and therapy. Particular attention is paid to the electrical examination methods and physiotherapy. In the second large division of the book there is a distinction betwen