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October 1934

Peripheral Nerve Injuries.

Arch NeurPsych. 1934;32(4):912-913. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1934.02250100234021

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The combination of a first-rate neurologist and neurosurgeon is necessary to produce such an excellent book. Neither could have done so well alone. The material gathered during the World War has been used as the basis of occasional critical articles on various aspects of the problem, but this book represents the critical opinion of the authors after mature deliberation. It begins with an excellent presentation of the methods of examination, and here the authors show considerable ingenuity in some of the methods of testing. Unless such methods are accurate and painstaking and are done with instruments which are fairly dependable, conclusions cannot be depended on. There is nothing more difficult and more time-consuming than the measurement of motor loss, to say nothing of the estimation of sensory disturbances, which depends, in the main, on accurate instrumentation and cooperation of the patient and the examiner as well.

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