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August 1949

WALSHE'S TEXTBOOK ON DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEMCritical Comments

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SAN FRANCISCO

Arch NeurPsych. 1949;62(2):236-249. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1949.02310140113009
Abstract

BEFORE me is a book entitled "Diseases of the Nervous System Described for Practitioners and Students," by F. M. R. Walshe, edition 5, 1947. The author is one of the leading neurologists in Great Britain, known particularly for his fundamental research on the pathophysiology of motility. As a successor to Henry Head and Gordon Holmes, he has been editor of the venerable Brain since 1938.

His book has become so popular that it has reached the fifth edition within six years. It has been very well received by the medical press. The reviewers praised the author's "sage attitude," his "authoritative eminence." The clarity, brevity, terseness and thoroughness of the book have been emphasized. It has been showered with adjectives such as "very excellent," "most practical and useful" and has been recommended "without reservation." One reviewer1 said: "... it should be in the hands of all medical men—practitioners as well as

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