EDWARD L. TURNER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ALBERT OPPENHEIMER, M.D.
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Von Bechterew,1 Strümpell,2 and Marie3 described many years ago some of the neurological problems associated with arthritic changes in the vertebral column. These early investigators observed variable clinical pictures in their cases of spinal arthritis and frequently found that there was no direct relationship between the arthritic change and the intensity of the neurological symptoms. Spastic, atrophic, or hypertonic motor changes and irritative sensory phenomena, or occasionally anesthesia and flaccid paralysis were present in certain of their cases with arthritic changes in the vertebral column.
In 1916 Nathan,4 who had observed numerous cases of spinal arthritis with neurological symptoms, induced
TURNER EL, OPPENHEIMER A. A COMMON LESION OF THE CERVICAL SPINE RESPONSIBLE FOR SEGMENTAL NEURITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:427–440. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-4-427
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(4):427-440.
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