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January 1948

Outline of the Spinal Nerves.

Arch NeurPsych. 1948;59(1):140. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1948.02300360150019

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The author employs the root-nerve-muscle-movement relationship as the basis of his outline. Each of four chapters is devoted to one of these factors. In addition to a complete and accurate anatomic and functional listing of all the roots, nerves and muscles Dr. Favill gives a concise clinical description of total and partial nerve lesions. The fifth chapter contains a consideration of the anatomic and clinical aspects of the brachial and lumbosacral plexuses, a discussion of the essentials of electrical testing of nerves and muscles, a short summary of the principal features of causalgia and several diagrams of the body dermatomes. This chapter adds nothing except to make the outline more complete.

Medical students and practitioners, especially those in the fields of neurology, orthopedics and physical therapy, may find this integrated outline of practical use as a source of quick reference.