July 14, 1928

Nouveau traité de médecine.

JAMA. 1928;91(2):118. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700020052030

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This volume includes the general pathology of the nervous system. The amount of knowledge accumulated is tremendous, but completeness is accomplished here and there by means of compressing a vast number of dates and a large number of clinical pictures into a much too narrow frame. For example, it is simply impossible to discuss psychology and all the psychiatric syndromes within less than a hundred pages. Another deficiency is to be seen in the equipment of this book—poor grade paper and pictures as well as careless binding, a fact difficult to explain for any one who knows how the French appreciate a beautiful solidity. But, to offset these disadvantages, every one will find something in the many independent articles: the neurologist, the general physician, and, not least, the student. Chapters on disorders of sensation by Madame Dejerine and E. Gauckler, on disorders of the reflexes by Foix, Chavany and André

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