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Twenty-five years has passed since Professor Bing published his first compend on diagnosis of brain and spinal cord diseases. In the present edition he has written a modern, excellent and detailed text despite the fact that the book is only a compend. Bing divides the subject matter into two parts: (a) the topical diagnosis of spinal cord disorders; (b) topical diagnosis of brain disorders. The topical diagnosis of spinal cord disorders takes up in detail the topographical anatomy of the spinal cord in regard to the diagnosis of lesions involving the various pathways, that is, motor, sensory, trophic, vasomotor and pilomotor, both as separate and combined lesions. It further considers the anatomic and physiologic foundations for localization of the level of any lesion, central, radicular or peripheral. The topical diagnosis of brain disorders deals with the basic fundamentals of structure and the localization of lesions of the brain stem, cerebellum,
Kompendium der topischen Gehirn- und Rückenmarksdiagnostik: Kurzgefasste Anleitung zur klinischen Lokalisation der Erkrankungen und Verletzungen der Nervenzentren. JAMA. 1935;104(12):1032. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760120074036