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June 23, 1956

The Cervical Syndrome

JAMA. 1956;161(8):767. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970080097031

For at least 20 years Ruth Jackson has been talking and writing about the cervical syndrome. The increasing number of patients who complain of pain in the neck, shoulder, and arm or of pain in the neck associated with headache makes this a very timely book. An ever-increasing number of patients are victims of neck injuries produced when one car is struck from the side or from the rear by an oncoming car and the passengers in the first car are subjected to a sudden jolt. These have been designated "whiplash" injuries, and they are creating new and difficult problems for the physicians who treat them. This monograph should be of great help to physicians and their patients. In the foreword, Dr. Arthur Steindler states that "one cannot help but credit Dr. Jackson of having developed, on the foundation of basic facts, a clear cut pattern of logical coherence between

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