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The methods of neurological examination have not changed significantly since the turn of the century. Performed properly, they are an unvarying ritual for screening the nervous system. Regrettably, since the introduction of radiographic and other investigational procedures, too many neurologists and, particularly, neurological surgeons rely on such studies as a substitute for the clinical examination of the patient. In this third edition the author acknowledges the value of these procedures, in the chapters on neuroradiologic studies and isotopes and echography, but emphasizes the indications and contraindications for, as well as what can and cannot be learned from, each study.
Neurological Examination in Clinical Practice.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:479. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-3-479_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(3):479.
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