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November 10, 1951

Grundriss der traumatischen peripheren Nervenschädigungen mit Berücksichtigung der Berufskrankheiten (vom neurologischen Standpunkt aus gesehen)

JAMA. 1951;147(11):1088. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670280090039

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In their preface the authors explain that this book is intended not for specialists but for the practitioner who sees occasional cases of peripheral nerve injuries and wishes a general orientation in the subject. The first (general) part of the book discusses the physiological nature of peripheral paralyses and the diagnosis of peripheral injuries. Electrophysiological methods of examination are discussed on pages 10 to 15. The limitations of these methods are frankly stated, and the authors voice the opinion that chronaximetry does not serve any practical purpose in this connection. The second (special) part of the book sketches the results of nerve injuries in the upper extremity, head region, trunk, and lower extremity, discusses differential diagnosis, and describes the phenomena of regeneration and methods of treatment. An appendix contains diagrams and tables useful in electrophysiological testing and, in addition, a table of considerable medicolegal interest which gives the authors' tentative

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