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The Method and Uses of Cisternal Puncture

  • W. S. Dawson (a1)

The puncture of the cisterna magna was proposed and carried out in 1919 by Wegeforth, Ayer and Essick, who performed a series of experiments on animals before applying the method to man.

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(6) Ayer, J. B.“Puncture of the Cisterna Magna,” Amer. Archiv of Neurol, and Psych., 1920. “Subarachnoid Block,” ibid., 1922 and 1923.
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(9) Davis, W., and Ayer, J. B.“Quantitative Determination of Protein in Cerebrospinal Fluid,” Arch. Internal Med., 1920, xxvi, p. 436.
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The Method and Uses of Cisternal Puncture

  • W. S. Dawson (a1)
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