February 12, 1927

Neuritis and Neuralgia.

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By Wilfred Harris, M.D., F.R.C.P., Senior Physician to St. Mary's Hospital, and to the Hospital for Epilepsy and Paralysis, Maida Vale. Price, $4. Pp. 418, with 45 illustrations. New York: Oxford University Press, 1926.

JAMA. 1927;88(7):506. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680330058034

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There is probably not another field in medicine that is more clouded and uncertain than that of the neuralgias and neuritis, terms that are used extensively to cover a great deal of ignorance, and at the same time none that is so important in practice. This field covers the great realm of vague but intensely annoying pains in various parts of the body which are sometimes the result of serious disease and are always incapacitating. In this book, Harris has rendered a real service by systematizing the material and bringing together the important features of the extensive literature on the subject. This is combined with an excellent account of the anatomy and of therapy. The work is divided into twenty-three chapters, the first five of which deal with multiple and local neuritis, and the remainder with the great group of neuralgias and the conditions with which they are allied. These

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