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February 1927

The Clinical Examination of the Nervous System.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;17(2):283. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02200320137023

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A pocket-size manual for guiding the student, the practitioner and the neurologist in the examination of the nervous system is no mean accomplishment. Monrad-Krohn details the technic necessary for eliciting various signs, with concise descriptions of the results obtained. While not a textbook of neurologic diagnosis, it is a happy combination of the most important procedures with a consideration of the localizing value of the signs elicited. The work is systematic. It begins with a discussion of cerebration; the cranial nerves, trunk and limbs are considered next; this is followed by a full consideration of sensation and reflexes. Descriptions of electrical and spinal fluid examinations follow. Not the least important is the appendix in which the psychosomatic functions are dealt with and intelligence, visual and vestibular tests are detailed. Pharmacodynamic tests are given a place, and a series of clear diagrams used in cerebral, spinal, peripheral and sympathetic localization is