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Title: 56 published papers on electroencephalography
Author: Brazier, M. A. B.
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 1960
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The importance of muscle "spasm" as a symptom of acute poliomyelitis has received emphasis since the Kenny concepts of the symptomatology and treatment of this disease have come into prominence. Muscular pain, tenderness and shortening have been recognized for many years as characteristic features of acute poliomyelitis and have been described by different authors, particularly by Lovett and by Ober, who have advocated treatment with local heat in the form of hot fomentations and by gentle passive movements followed by active muscle reeducation. In recent studies of "spasm," Schwartz and his associates have recorded electrical potentials from muscles in cases of acute poliomyelitis with a cathode ray oscillograph and found widespread hyperirritability to stretching, not only in completely the musculature of an extremity by comfortable positioning and support, no action potentials are recorded. Hoefer’s technics were similar to those used in our investigations. The occurrence then of spontaneous discharges from relaxed muscles examined by this technic indicates some abnormality and forms a point of study in cases of poliomyelitis.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Neurosciences