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July 1964

Injuries of the Spine.

Arch Neurol. 1964;11(1):101. doi:10.1001/archneur.1964.00460190105009

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The sometimes complex, frequently confusing, and specialty-overlapping problem of spinal cord and bone injury has been well presented in this volume. The emphasis is on the orthopedic aspect and derives from the co-authors extensive personal experiences and medical practices at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital, the Presbyterian and Roosevelt Hospital, in New York; the Northern Westchester Hospital, the Greenwich Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Institute, and the Royal Victoria Hospital.

The first 60 pages consist of Dr. George Bennett's excellent Presidential Address at the American Orthopaedic Association meeting in 1942 on the history of spinal fractures. The remainder of the book considers spinal trauma regionally with a closing section on neurological dysfunction. About one-third of the book is concerned with cervical spine injuries—and this is the best section for a clear logical therapeutic approach to the wide variety of injuries at this level.

The illustrations throughout are uniformly good but especially

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