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August 1953

Hemifacial Spasm.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1953;70(2):276. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1953.02320320142015

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This volume is a short monograph on a single affliction that occupies an unusually large space in the mind of the neurologist, the chief reason being that all there is about it appears on inspection; nothing beyond what is obvious is truly known. With his well-known thoroughness, the author advances the theory that hemifacial spasm is a nonpsychogenic, oftenest a cryptogenic, release phenomenon with the lesion in or above the facial nucleus, a disease, therefore, of the motor inhibitory apparatus. This book will be found valuable reading by those who cherish concise description and clear logic.