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June 1, 1935

Practical Neurological Diagnosis with Special Reference to the Problems of Neurosurgery

JAMA. 1935;104(22):2025. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760220071040

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The author discusses in three parts the fundamentals of neurologic diagnosis. The first part (145 pages) covers the neurologic diagnosis in general: examination of the cranial nerves, reflexes, brain and spinal cord (the peripheral nerves are omitted). The second part (about thirty pages) is devoted to the cerebrospinal fluid, and in the third part (forty-four pages) he deals with roentgen diagnosis, including encephalography and ventriculography. The review is brief but clear, so that a beginner can derive full benefit from the well written text and good illustrations, many borrowed. Anatomic and physiologic considerations have not been neglected, and only necessary, well established facts have been recorded. Spurling's modest textbook will undoubtedly be of great benefit to students and practitioners in general.

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