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July 1971

Neckache and Backache: Proceedings of a Workshop Sponsored by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Cooperation with the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

Arch Neurol. 1971;25(1):96. doi:10.1001/archneur.1971.00490010106023

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Neckache and backache, although mundane problems, are a tremendous cause of disability in our modern society. This monograph, resulting from a symposium, discusses these topics from a clinical, experimental, and economic point of view. Common medical and surgical lesions are discussed and illustrated.

The illustrations are of uneven quality with excellent drawings, but many inadequate x-ray reproductions. The chapter on x-ray examination of the spine has no illustrations.

The staggering economic burden of patients with neck and low back difficulties would appear to this reviewer to demand a longer and more detailed presentation of the problem.

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