RUSSELL BRAIN, F.A.C.P. (Hon.)
Until recently very little was known about the importance for neurology of changes in the cervical spine. Yet today we realize that its disorders constitute an important cause of lesions of the spinal cord and nerve roots and lead to much disability which is often severe, particularly in middle age and later. Today I shall confine my attention to cervical spondylosis.
May I begin by reminding you of certain anatomic facts which have an important bearing upon the mode of production of symptoms. The first and second cervical vertebrae differ from the rest in that there is no intervertebral disc
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BRAIN R. CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS(CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:439–446. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-3-439
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