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September 1946

Manual of Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Nerve Injuries.

Arch NeurPsych. 1946;56(3):364. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1946.02300200121012

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The high rate of peripheral nerve injury in the second world war presented both a challenge and an opportunity to clinical medicine and medical research, in a field which has been relatively inactive since the first world war. Accordingly, several new books on peripheral nerve injuries have appeared within a short time of each other.

The manual under review was designed by its authors "to provide the physician and physical therapist with a concise text containing the essential facts for the understanding, identification and management of injuries to the peripheral nerves." They may be said to have fulfilled this task well if it is borne in mind that the book is designed for "those individuals with little or no previous experience who have had the problems of nerve injuries forced upon them." To the specialist in physiology, neurology or neurosurgery and to advanced students in these subjects the manual is