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March 1936

Handbuch der Neurologie.

Arch NeurPsych. 1936;35(3):699-700. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260030271019

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This volume is concerned with myalgia, neuritis, neuralgias and tumors of the peripheral nerves. There is a short article on myalgia and myositis by Moser. Traumatic diseases of the peripheral nerves and plexus and neuritis are treated by Wexberg. This section on neuritis is well presented. The classification of the neuritides is essentially the same as that employed in most textbooks. A useful section on local neuritis includes traumatic neuritis caused by the effects of stretching, injection neuritis and refrigeration neuritis. There is a useful summary concerning the neuritis due to unusual stretch, with an account of the various nerves injured and the circumstances of their injury. The other forms of neuritis are adequately treated, particularly so-called sciatica.

The histopathology of neuritis is described by Villaverde. This section is extremely well done. The mononeuritides and polyneuritides are well covered. Silver staining naturally occupies a prominent part of the section, possibly

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