Lobstein: On Spinal Accessory Nerve

Mohammadali M. Shoja, R. Shane Tubbs, Nicoletta Degli Innocenti

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Johann Friedrich Lobstein (1736-1784) was an Strasbourg physician and anatomist. His 1760 inaugural dissertation on the spinal accessory nerve, written in Latin, is a classic. The neural anastomosis between the accessory and vagus nerves within the jugular foramen is known as Lobstein’s anastomosis. This book presents the first authentic English translation of Lobstein’s dissertation along with an introduction on the life of the author. The text is annotated throughout to make it easily comprehendible by contemporary readers.