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June 1964

The EMG—Guide and Atlas for Practical Electromyography.

Arch Neurol. 1964;10(6):639-640. doi:10.1001/archneur.1964.00460180105015

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A new book in this field is welcome, as this area of medicine is still poorly covered by textbooks. Dr. Forbes Norris' treatise is doubly so, as its form is suitable both for the student (undergraduate and postgraduate) and for the specialist in neurology, internal medicine, psychiatry, orthopedics or physiatry who wishes to more thoroughly understand electromyography. It would also serve as a suitable starting point for such a physician who may wish to develop a minor active interest in the subject. Throughout the book anatomical and neurophysiological data and theory are used to introduce the clinical and paraclinical findings, which leads to greater clarity in the reasons for using these techniques and in their interpretation.

In the first three chapters the historical and physiological background of the subject is suitably described and comments are made about instrumentation and artifacts. For smaller laboratories having a strictly diagnostic use the "packaged"

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