Talk:Neurological examination

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When[edit]

When was the MRC grade for muscle strength first introduced? JFW | T@lk 21:15, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

I believe I have a book at home that can answer this question. -Ikkyu2 01:14, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
I believe it was first published in 1943, in the first edition of Aids to the examination of the peripheral nervous system, Medical Research Council War Memorandum No. 7, 1943. The current edition of this, which I believe is the fifth, is absolutely required reading for every neurology resident; it was deemed so important where I trained that a copy was purchased and given to each resident. Ikkyu2 06:13, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! Do you think we should mention on this page how the MRC grade works? JFW | T@lk 09:03, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Honestly, I am not sure what should go into an article about the neuro exam directed to the lay audience. As well as a neurologic practictioner, I am something of an amateur historian of the exam, and I am not sure that makes me the best arbiter of what to include here. Ikkyu2 20:49, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

But you will agree there are some bits that are significant (and useful to the lay audience) while others may not be use significant. JFW | T@lk 06:00, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

I guess. I think I'm pretty far from being able to bring an NPOV to bear on the neuro exam, though; learning about it has occupied most of my professional life. Ikkyu2 00:44, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Vibration[edit]

JAMA: Historical entry re examining vibration sense. JFW | T@lk 00:27, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Under construction[edit]

I've done a fair bit of work on this article this evening, i'm now trying to find references to cite currently unsubstantiated claims throughout the article. Hopefully will be a solid B class by the end of tomorrow. Regards, CycloneNimrodTalk? 21:03, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Muscle testing[edit]

It seems to me that muscle testing is 0 to 5 and not I to V?see http://www.eatonhand.com/clf/clf311.htm. thank you--Nicobzz (talk) 16:55, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Romberg test[edit]

Romberg test is not a test of cerebellar function. Keeping it under that category propagates the confusion. Romberg tests vestibular, ocular, and sensory (epicritic sensation). 2 of 3 are required to maintain balance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.85.247.19 (talk) 01:47, 26 March 2013 (UTC)