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This brief monograph is a reprint from Oxford Loose-Leaf Medicine. It presents in readily available form the symptoms, signs, pathology and available treatment of the more common disorders of this part of the nervous system. These include the various forms of parkinsonism, hepatolenticular degeneration, dystonia musculorum deformans, double athetosis and Huntington's chorea. The confusion and incompleteness which characterize the discussions of the anatomy and physiology of this region are a measure of our ignorance in this field. One of the large neurologic problems which awaits thoroughgoing investigation and elucidation is the structure and function of the basal ganglions in primates. It is to be hoped that in the not too distant future we shall not have to be content with so imperfect a presentation as present day circumstances impose on us.
Diseases of the Basal Ganglia and Subthalamic Nuclei. JAMA. 1947;133(4):277. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880040063041
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