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June 1945

Peripheral Nerve Injuries; Principles of Diagnosis.

Arch NeurPsych. 1945;53(6):452. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1945.02300060055011

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War is the time for all good surgeons to come to the aid of the peripheral nerves. Haymaker and Woodhall, in this superbly illustrated small volume, have done a notable service to the surgeon, revising the concepts laid down in the older textbooks of anatomy and surgery and getting away from the static concept that has long been attached to the nervous system. The great collections of cases, clinical records, pathologic tissues and photographs that have been accumulated at the Army Institute of Pathology serve as the basis for the book. Some of the best medical artists in the country have illustrated the text with really lifelike pen and ink drawings. Photographs are abundant.

Section I is devoted to analysis of the segmental and peripheral nerve supply of skin, muscles and skeleton; section II deals with the examination of the peripheral nervous system, and section III discusses injuries of plexuses