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February 1921

Functional Nerve Disease.

Arch NeurPsych. 1921;5(2):230. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02180260119012

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The chief value of this work is for the general practitioner for whom it was written. For the neurologist it is interesting and instructive as presenting today's British thought on the psychoneuroses. As the book consists of twelve chapters by eleven authors, each writing from his own point of view, there is a good deal of disharmony and the composite gives the impression of heterogeneity. Indeed, an oldish observer has a feeling of being present at the birth of English neurology—in so far as it pertains to the psychoneuroses. The various chapters (well written, clear and helpful) represent fairly well sundry stages and phases in the development of neurology heretofore passed through by other countries. The great war at once fairly forced functional nervous disorders on medical England, and with the bull dog's customary slowness, tenacity and ultimate effectiveness medical England tackled the job. Consequently, this little book contains a