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August 4, 1945

Peripheral Nerve Injuries: Principles of Diagnosis

JAMA. 1945;128(14):1056. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860310070029

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This is a carefully organized manual which painstakingly details the fundamentals of' anatomy, physiology and the diagnosis of injuries of the peripheral nervous system. It is short, interestingly presented and to the point. It is divided into three major sections. In the first section the segmental and peripheral nerve supply of skin, muscles and skeleton are analyzed. The authors have crystallized out all that is known with certainty and have eschewed the more theoretical and controversial aspects of innervation. Excellent charts and illustrations adapted from Foerster and Bing are included in this section. The second section describes the examination of the peripheral nervous system. Here are succinctly described all the maneuvers and tricks in the armamentarium of the neurosurgeon. The authors discuss in this section all the influences which modify the clinical picture of peripheral nerve injuries such as pain or associated vascular injuries. This is an important factor in

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