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January 9, 1926

Text-Book of Nervous Diseases. For the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine.

JAMA. 1926;86(2):140. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670280060037

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When a textbook on nervous diseases appears in its tenth edition, the mere statement of that fact suffices to show that it meets the demands of a large number of readers. Since the author is not only a learned and able neurologist but also a man of unusual literary taste and ability, it is not surprising that the reader is introduced to the subject by way of a personality sketch of an ideal neurologist, a chapter on the history of neurology by Fielding H. Garrison, and one on preventive neurology. Anatomy and physiology are considered in their most essential features, and largely by means of excellent schematic drawings and tables. Throughout the book are excellent illustrations of gross lesions and the external appearance of patients; the style of presentation is uniformly clear. New subjects are given special consideration in this edition; for instance, there is a chapter on epidemic encephalitis

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