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February 23, 1957

Clinical Examinations in Neurology

JAMA. 1957;163(8):698-699. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970430088031

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In this volume 16 contributors present an "outline of the practical components of the neurological examination." The various portions of the book are contributed by the several authors, each dealing with his special field of interest, but without specific accreditation of each portion to its author. This manual sets forth in detail the techniques of the clinical neurological examination, including the securing of the history, and includes special chapters on electroencephalography, electromyography, biochemical and pharmacological aids in diagnosis, and the performance of lumbar and cisternal puncture. Practical anatomic relationships, dermatomic and neuronal sensory areas, and electroencephalographic and electromyographic tracings are clearly depicted in numerous illustrations, the well-known Mayo Clinic system of quantitative recording of findings is clearly expounded, and the forms and charts in current use are included in a pocket supplement in the back of the book. A consideration of neuroroentgenology is omitted. In a most felicitous introduction, the

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