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June 1949

Neurology of the Ocular Muscles.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;83(6):724. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00220350134013

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Abstract

This book presents a general review of the clinical manifestations of the disturbances of the ocular motor system. It presents the neuroanatomic and neurophysiologic bases for the disturbances which are arranged according to objective signs in a detailed manner, with many diagrams and charts. Most of the well known syndromes involving the ocular muscles are given, with the localizing lesions.

The characteristics of the extraocular muscles as to the pharmacologic and physiologic reactions and the histologic observations are discussed.

The discussion of the general arrangement of the third, fourth and sixth cranial nerves is taken up, which is followed by a discussion of the supranuclear connections of the ocular motor system in which the lateral and vertical conjugate movements are presented and the supranuclear connections as affecting the lid movements. Nystagmus is discussed in detail in the last chapter, and a workable classification is given.

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