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November 4, 1968

Spezielle neurologische Untersuchungsmethoden

JAMA. 1968;206(6):1310. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03150060084030

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This is apparently a companion volume to an extensive treatise on general neurology in preparation by Professor Schaltenbrand of Würzburg. He and Bammer describe the techniques for obtaining and studying cerebrospinal fluid. Most useful is a four-page table which compares values of the various physical and chemical components of lumbar spinal fluid and blood serum. There is rather more than usual detail concerning the variety of colloidal reactions used in various countries.

Roentgen investigation of the skull (Nadjmi and Schwind) is given much more emphasis than that of the spinal column. Pneumography and angiography are illustrated in detail. The reproduction of the angiograms is not as good as usual, and there is reversal of figures and legends for cisterns of the brain in Fig 47b and c. Myelography is only briefly described, with a picture of a special needle and catheter for removing opaque oil the day after the study