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November 1, 1941

Der Rücken des Menschen, die Erkennung und Behandlung seiner Erkrankungen: Eine Anleitung für Studierende der Medizin und praktische Aerzte

JAMA. 1941;117(18):1573. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820440081032

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The author illustrates by diagrams of trunk and body posture and an elaborate system of lines and landmarks the technic of determining asymmetry. He describes in detail inspection of the back, palpation of the back and passive movements of the neck and head. He has copied Mennell's interesting and instructive series of diagrams of back examination and manipulation. His description of cutaneous sensation is excellent. He describes the interesting sinuvertebral nerve, which did not figure prominently in the English literature until emphasized by Steindler. He makes an interesting division of the lumbalgias into those due to traumatic muscular involvement, rheumatic muscular involvement, tendoperiosteal, neuritic, muscular, ligamentous, articular, ex-articular and osseous. It appears to be a highly technical description for medical students and general practitioners.

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