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January 1935

Neurologische Begutachtung.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;33(1):241-242. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250130247019

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Abstract

In this book Stern gives a brief survey of the whole field of forensic neurologic examination and testimony. It is divided into a brief "general" and a longer "special" part. The former deals with the most important medicolegal problems, viz., invalidism, inability to work and consequences of accidents and injuries received during work, and with methods of examination and formulation in these different types of cases. In the special part the author discusses the neuroses and organic conditions. There is a brief index of subjects.

The necessity for such a book is not entirely evident. The student or physician who must give expert testimony in neurology will be better prepared if he studies one of the comprehensive textbooks of neurology. The primary requisite for an expert physician, even though he is "only the tool of an official agency," is the fullest possible knowledge of his specialty rather than any acquaintance

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