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February 1946

Distonia de torção.

Arch NeurPsych. 1946;55(2):170. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1946.02300130096016

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This thesis, in the classic style, details personal observations in 5 cases and covers the literature in sketchy style. Most of the illustrations dealing with the pathologic anatomy, 47 from a single case, are unconvincing, while 20 additional photographs of a patient in various attitudes are too small to permit accurate analysis of the patterns of muscular activity. The case reports are padded with unessential information. It is doubtful whether the sixteen pages of references have been checked with the original articles. Aside from revealing the fact that dystonia occurs in Brazil, this monograph cannot be said to add much to knowledge of the subject. It is to be hoped that the author will break with tradition in his next volume and dig below the surface; the present work reflects no great credit on Brazilian neurology.

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