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October 1946

The Diagnosis of Nervous Diseases.

Arch NeurPsych. 1946;56(4):486. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1946.02300210130012

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This is the ninth edition of an excellent work in neurology. The subject is studied from the practical viewpoint of the clinician, with the orientation toward symptoms and syndromes rather than disease entities.

This edition has brought up to date the subject of neurology, with greater emphasis and study on modern methods. The form, printing and illustrative diagrams and photographs are more numerous and discussions are more lengthy and detailed than in the previous editions.

In the preface the author comments on the impact that the recent war has had on neurology and psychiatry. A number of new neurologic syndromes have been revealed, such as the crush syndrome and the visual disturbances of aviators, to mention a few.

The first three chapters deal with physiologic anatomy, and there is an excellent section on methods of case taking. There are chapters on delirium, coma, convulsive disorders, involuntary movements, aphasia and disorders