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January 9, 1943

Aftereffects of Brain Injuries in War: Their Evaluation and Treatment. The Application of Psychologic Methods in the Clinic

JAMA. 1943;121(2):159. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840020067025

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During the war of 1914-1918 Kurt Goldstein, the author of the present volume, probably had more experience in studying head injury cases from a neurologic point of view than any other person on either side. Goldstein, a competent observer, prolific writer and excellent neurologist, has produced this small volume comprehensively covering the neurologic symptoms and sequelae of head injuries and their origin from a neurologicmechanical point of view. In addition he discusses some extensive psychologic laboratory studies of these cases, the tests being primarily psychophysical in type. This chapter is interesting because it shows the practical nature of the tachistoscope, the ergograph and other little used but easily applicable quantitative instrument tests of coordination. The book closes with two chapters which will be widely read by physicians who have to do with the rehabilitation of head injury cases. These chapters deal with the treatment by physical and neurologic means and

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