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In using the word "acuology" to title this treatise on the hazards of spinal needling, I suspect Dr. Shealy has deliberately piqued our curiosity, for despite the subtitle this book is basically a plea to respect the spinal cord and its coverings. Aroused by adverse reactions seen in patients who had received enzyme injections into the intervertebral disks, the author has reviewed the adverse effects of lumbar puncture, pneumoencephalography, myelography, discography, spinal and paraspinal blocks, percutaneous cordotomy, and a staggering variety of "miscellaneous injections."
Those who wish to learn when and how to carry out these procedures will not find
Spinal Acuology. The Indications and Technic for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections into the Spine.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:610–611. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-4-610_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(4):610-611.
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