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December 23, 1922

Kompendium der topischen Gehirn- und Rückenmarksdiagnostik.

JAMA. 1922;79(26):2186-2187. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640260058042

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This useful compend has seen five editions in thirteen years. The present one contains much new material from experience gained in the war and from recent work on the basal ganglions and the cerebellum. It consists, first, of a clear exposition of those features of the anatomy and physiology of the brain and cord actually necessary for practical purposes in the topical diagnosis of lesions of these organs. There are numerous schematic illustrations in the text, often of original design; for instance, of cross-sections of the extremities, with different shading of the muscles according to their radicular and peripheral nerve supply. Then the topical diagnostic importance of symptoms, such as hemiplegia, aphasia and hemianopia, is discussed. Individual diseases are not taken up, nor are lesions of peripheral nerves as such; but symptoms on the part of these nerves bearing upon localization of central lesions are carefully considered. The book is

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