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February 1936


Arch NeurPsych. 1936;35(2):436-437. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260020230020

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Grinker has made the laudable attempt to present neurology as a part of the biologic sciences rather than to recount symptoms and signs of disease. To accomplish this he has tried to give a survey of the embryology, anatomy, physiology, pathology and clinical semeiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Unfortunately, nine hundred and seventy-nine pages are scanty for this purpose, and some sections of the book have suffered as a result. On the other hand, this one volume may replace a textbook on neuro-anatomy and one on neurologic examination which the student might otherwise wish to acquire.

The chapter on "Technique of Neurological Examination" is good. There are the usual tables and figures showing the muscles that move the various joints, the levels of the important reflexes, the "motor points" and the sensory distribution of the nerve roots and peripheral nerves. The technic of the examination of patients