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    Mark A. Ferrante, Professor, Department of Neurology, Co-Director, Neurophysiology Fellowship, Associate Director, Residency Training Program, Section Chief, Neurophysiology, Memphis VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN, USA.
    Summary: "Electromyography (EMG) is a technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by nerves and muscles. Interpreting EMG is a mandatory skill for neurologists and rehabilitation specialists. This textbook provides the reader with a detailed discussion of the concepts and principles underlying electrodiagnostic medicine. It is written for an audience without pre-existing knowledge in this discipline, including beginner technicians and physicians in training. It is an ideal review for seasoned practitioners and those preparing for board examinations. It begins with a review of the foundational sciences and works through the field in twenty chapters, including a large number of case studies demonstrating correct application and interpretation. Appendices of information frequently required in the EMG laboratory, such as Nerve Conduction Study techniques and their age-related normal values, anatomic regions assessed by each NCS and needle EMG studies, safety issues, and other important topics, are also included"-- Provided by publisher. "Historically, although measurements of the muscle response were initially made in the late nineteenth century, motor NCS were not truly born until the 1940s. At that time, technology was quite limited"-- Provided by publisher.
    Digital Access Cambridge 2018