November 17, 1923

Lewandowskys praktische Neurologie für Aerzte.

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Von Dr. R. Hirschfeld. Fourth edition. Cloth. Pp. 396, with 21 illustrations. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1923.

JAMA. 1923;81(20):1716. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650200066038

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The fourth edition of this well known book, designed specifically for the general physician, has been brought up to date by the inclusion of chapters on epidemic encephalitis, extrapyramidal motor syndromes and the results of war injuries. The original plan of Lewandowsky has been preserved, and emphasis is laid on points of practical importance in diagnosis and treatment. With the present development of the various specialties there is great need for books containing only those fundamentals that are essential for the general practice of medicine, and it was with this in view that Lewandowsky wrote this book. The natural tendency of the neurologist is to include many of the finer points and theories on which he depends as a specialist, with the consequence that the need for concise expression leads to the development of a compendium and the sacrifice of clearness and intelligibility. Excellent as the general plan of presentation

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