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March 1927

Leitfaden der neurologischen Diagnostik.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;17(3):426. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02200330147013

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This small book of 242 pages covers the entire realm of neurology and psychiatry from the standpoint of differential diagnosis and, of necessity, the treatment of the various subjects is cursory. This is the second edition. The subject is approached from the standpoint of symptoms. There are nineteen divisions. For example, the neuroses are discussed in ten pages, pupillary disturbances in seven, dizziness in eight, tremors in eight, disturbances of gait in ten, and so on.

It is interesting to note that the motor disturbances are discussed under the following separate headings: paralyses, which are divided into peripheral and central disturbances; dystrophies and myasthenic reactions; muscle atrophies; disturbances in reflexes; disturbances in gait; twitchings; cramps and tremors, not to mention speech and eye paralyses, which are discussed separately.

The book is obviously written for the general practitioner and the student, and for the purpose intended is adequate.