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June 11, 1927

Der Baranysche Zeigeversuch: Seine physiologischen Grundlagen und klinische Methodik.

JAMA. 1927;88(24):1923. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680500065035

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This brochure covers in considerable detail the pointing method of Bárány. The author states, however, that he does not discuss the fallacies of the reaction but reserves them for a future date. In discussing the psychophysiologic principles underlying the pointing reaction together with the labyrinthine factors, the author concludes that although the pointing reaction is of great clinical value it is not yet possible to localize definitely a lesion of the cerebellum by means of the reaction itself. It would require a great deal of work to determine these facts. After the first publications by Bárány it was thought that the definite localization of cerebral lesions could easily be arrived at with the pointing reaction; but these must be held with considerable reservation. This little book is a valuable addition to the study of the subject and will well repay those who are doing otologic and neurologic work to evaluate

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