WALTER G. STERN, M.D.
It is not my intention of entering into any polemic debate or theoretic discussion as to the nature of the diseases I intend to discuss or the physiology of the tests I am about to recommend as reliable guides to the sufficiency of the circulation.
The commonest symptom an orthopaedist has to deal with is pain in the toes, feet, ankles, calves and knees. After ruling out the evident cases of flat foot and other gross deformities, foot strain, bone, joint and nerve diseases, there remains, at least in our experience, a large number of cases whose only objective signs
STERN WG. The Saline Wheal Test as a Measure of The Blood Supply in Arterial Disturbances of the Extremities(The Saline Wheal Test as a Measure of The Blood Supply in Arterial Disturbances of the Extremities*). Ann Intern Med. 1927;1:297–301. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-5-297
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