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June 1938

Handbuch der Neurologie.

Arch NeurPsych. 1938;39(6):1373-1374. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1938.02270060265020

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This volume of the "Handbuch" is excellent in all respects. It contains a monograph of over 600 pages by Professor Foerster on the special physiologic features and pathologic functional changes of striated muscle. This monograph in itself makes the volume worth having. It is a scholarly and detailed consideration of the physiologic and clinical manifestations of every muscle in the body and contains a great deal of information not available in other sources. There are an excellent chapter by Kramer on the general symptomatology of the nerves of the spinal cord and plexuses and a short chapter on the investigation of sensation by von Weiszäcker. Finally, there is an excellent chapter on electrodiagnosis, with a consideration of the technic, methods and general physiologic principles involved. Electrical records in cases of many of the more common nervous diseases are included. The book is excellent and can be highly recommended.