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"Again and again in my teaching," the author states, "I have been impressed by the confusion of the student as he struggles with the multitudinous reflexes and their chaotic nomenclature. These studies on reflexes were undertaken primarily with the idea of offering him a simple and comprehensive review of the reflexes in their relation to practical neurologic diagnosis. This entire study is based on and developed from a few fundamental theoretic postulations on the physiologic nature of the muscle stretch reflexes."
"The time of purely descriptive symptomatology is over," the author says at another point. "Modern neurology needs and wants
The Examination of Reflexes. A Simplification.. Ann Intern Med. 1946;25:991–993. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-25-6-991_2
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