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October 1970

Special Techniques for Neurologic Diagnosis.

Author Affiliations

Burlington, Vt

Arch Intern Med. 1970;126(4):708-709. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310100154038

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This is the third volume in the "Contemporary Neurology Series." The editor and the authors of the various chapters are all members of the faculty of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine.

They have put together what must be considered as an excellent volume on the whole, although there are some glaring omissions which are difficult to understand.

A chapter on the clinical value of electromyography, chronaximetry, and nerve conduction time measurement would have been a welcome addition to this collection. Some chapters are of particular interest and deserve special mention. The paper by Moossy on "Diagnostic Cerebral Biopsy" is unique in my experience because of his common sense approach in discussing the indications and the yield of a procedure which has yet to be widely understood and accepted by most practicing physicians. The chapter on "Radioisotopes Studies in Neurodiagnosis" by Maynard and Janeway, as well as the one

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