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March 1932

La myotonie atrophique; (maladie de Steinert); Sa place entre la maladie de Thomsen et les myopathies.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(3):760. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230150276031

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This monograph, coming from the clinic of Guillain at the Salpêtrière, Paris, is an excellent review of the problems of various myopathies. The book is divided into eighteen chapters, which take up all the problems, symptomatology, causes and treatments of myotonia atrophica. The author concludes from his analysis that the disease is probably due to some disorder of that part of the central nervous system that exerts a trophic influence on end-organs. He believes that the endocrine and muscular manifestations of the disease have a common origin. The book is illustrated and has an excellent bibliography. It is to be recommended to those interested in the problems that the various types of muscular dystrophy present.

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