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September 24, 1927

Compendium of Regional Diagnosis in Affections of the Brain and Spinal Cord.

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A Concise Introduction to the Principles of Clinical Localization in Diseases and Injuries of the Central Nervous System. By Robert Bing, Professor in the University of Basle. Translated from the sixth German edition by F. S. Arnold, B.A., M.B., B.Ch. Third edition. Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 204, with 102 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1927.

JAMA. 1927;89(13):1085. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690130073050

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Abstract

This is an English translation of the sixth German edition. There have been many short textbooks written for the student of neurology, but Bing's compendium still remains the best of its kind. There is little change from the fifth edition except for the addition of new illustrations. The superiority of the book lies in the great stress that is placed on the topographic anatomy of the nervous system in its relation to clinical symptoms, thereby giving the student a basic and understandable reason for the presence of otherwise confusing neurologic symptoms. A brief but pithy description of most of the syndromes of the nervous system is given. The illustrations are excellent, not being equaled by many of the larger works. This compendium is heartily recommended for the use of medical students, practitioners and the advanced student of neurology.

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