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June 2013

Hammer Blow Reveals Rare Muscular Dystrophy

Hammer Blow Reveals Rare Muscular Dystrophy

Along with the stethoscope and the tongue depressor, the reflex hammer is one of the objects most commonly associated with a visit to the physician’s office.  Yet this decidedly low tech piece of medical equipment – which dates back to the 19th century – may hold the key to diagnosing one of the most complex neurological disorders.

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