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January 1964

Neurological Examination in Clinical Practice.

Arch Neurol. 1964;10(1):115. doi:10.1001/archneur.1964.00460130119017

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This newest contribution on the clinical examination purports to assist the "post-graduate" student to learn the finer points of neurological diagnosis. History taking, the basic neurological examination, perimetry, and tests of vestibular function are reviewed in an orderly sequence. The popular pamphlet published by the Medical Research Council, 1943, and printed by Her Majesty's Stationery Office has been included in toto to cover muscle testing and the examination of the peripheral nerves. Diagnostic procedures including EEG, EMG, and radiological studies are each briefly reviewed.

The book is written in a breezy, informal style peppered with humorous passages which will amuse those who have already had some experience in clinical neurology. Few, however, will be much benefited by the observation that, in the Midlands, the best way to induce a patient to relax his muscles is to ask him to let his limbs go "loose and floppy." Such regionalisms will not

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