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October 5, 1929

Cerebrospinal Fluid in Health and in Disease.

JAMA. 1929;93(14):1089. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710140055035

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The first edition of this book was published ten years ago. It was the first comprehensive treatise on all phases of the cerebrospinal fluid, and the present edition is replete with the information and knowledge that has accumulated since on this important medium for the study of disease. The history of the discovery and early knowledge of the fluid is reviewed and the present knowledge of its origin, function and elimination is brought down to date. The normal fluid is first considered in detail; then the pathologic fluid. Chapters are devoted to the physical and chemical properties and to the cytology of both the normal and the pathologic fluid. Directions and technic are given for the withdrawal of fluid and the physical, chemical and pathologic methods of examination are explained, as are the tests that may be resorted to in arriving at a diagnosis. Considerable space is devoted to the

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