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September 1947

Clinical Examination of the Nervous System.

Arch NeurPsych. 1947;58(3):390. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1947.02300320141019

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The middle-aged teacher of neurology has watched this exceptionally useful primer grow in the past twenty-five years from hip pocket to brief case size. It has lost none of its flavor, although with the excellent new illustrations some thought might be given to revising the truly ancient ones that have been inherited from the past. In his preface the author expresses his enthusiasm for neurology: "Whilst some twenty or thirty years back even in many civilized countries neurology was regarded only as a by-product of internal medicine or of psychiatry, it is today everywhere recognized as an independent branch of medicine of central importance. Everywhere the number of neurological and neurosurgical clinics is steadily increasing."

Considering that Norway was almost completely cut off from the outside world during the war, Monrad-Krohn has performed an excellent task in keeping up with the neurologic literature. This work makes no pretense to covering