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September 29, 1928

Modern Medicine. Its Theory and Practice in Original Contributions by American and Foreign Authors. Volume VI: Diseases of the Nervous System—Diseases and Abnormalities of the Mind.

JAMA. 1928;91(13):982. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700130060031

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This volume of the well established Osler system covers the nervous and mental diseases ordinarily held to be in the realm of medicine, and the nervous manifestations of syphilis, endocrine disorders, and tumors of the tissue of the nervous system. It includes twenty-five chapters contributed by twenty of the leading clinicians, surgeons and neurologists of Great Britain, Canada and the United States. Clear, concise and thorough, the style is that of the college textbook that is written for instruction only. So far as they are known, the etiologic factors are given, diagnosis is clarified, and treatment is adequately considered. The subject matter is practical; theory is not stressed. Part I is much more voluminous than part II. It contains treatises on the rare as well as on the common disorders, but the chapters are not overburdened with material and single phases of subjects are not overwritten. Part II amounts to

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