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May 22, 1937

Lomboartrite e sciatica vertebrale: Saggio clinico

JAMA. 1937;108(21):1826-1827. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780210066028

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This monograph on lumbar arthritis and vertebral sciatica is a welcome publication. The author's name assures the value of the book. It contains a compilation of the author's previous presentation on this subject, and much besides. The author presents the theory of pathogenesis and etiology especially from the anatomic and osteologic points of view and outlines a plan of treatment. The illustrations, consisting of line drawings and reproductions of photographs, roentgenograms and colored photomicrographs, are excellent and instructive. Some of the noteworthy features are the relationship of the vertebral architecture, form and alinement to the nerve roots. The book contains anatomic diagrams showing radiculitis, ganglionitis and neuritis. The author describes the cause of pain in sacralization of the fifth lumbar. Figure 8 is an interesting diagram of the relationship of two vertebrae, their intervertebral disks, the foramen and the interarticular joint. Figures 16, 17 and 19 show the relationship of

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