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November 17, 1928


JAMA. 1928;91(20):1562-1563. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700200060027

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The Congress of Alienists and Neurologists  The Congrès des aliénistes et médecins neurologues was held, this year, at Antwerp. The papers to be presented and the scientific reputations of the men selected to open the discussions attracted a large number of participants.

ALGIAS OF THE UPPER LIMBS  Dr. H. Roger, professor of clinical neurology, of Marseilles, discussed the algias or pains of the upper limbs. Professor Hesnard called attention to brachial neuralgias of central origin and to peripheral neuralgias. Dr. Courboin dealt with pains in the stumps of amputated limbs and with intermittent organopsychopathic algias of the arm. The algias of the upper limb in women with an amputated breast were considered by Dr. Porot. These pains are often due to neoplastic metastases. He emphasized the rôle of cervical, rheumatic and infectious arthritis in these algias. Dr. Mannheimer pointed out that cervicobrachialitis, which was often encountered in soldiers, during the

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