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Previous reviews in these columns of this standard work have all been commendatory, as is this one, for Strümpell's Practice is highly rated wherever medicine is taught and German medical books are read. This position has been won by frequent revisions and endorsement of modern discoveries after their confirmation in the clinic at Leipzig, and by the skilful manner with which the amount of consideration given to each topic is adjusted to its relative importance. In other words, the book is unusually well balanced. This quality naturally includes thoroughness, from which the work is reliable for reference. One rarely consults Strümpell without finding the desired information.
The customary deletion of the less valuable and introduction of new knowledge has been accomplished again. New technical procedures of diagnosis and new clinical observations of proved worth are included. The difficulty in concluding what should be omitted and replaced by modern views and
Strümpell-Seyfarth Lehrbuch der speziellen Pathologie und Therapie der inneren Krankheiten für Studierende und Ärzte.. JAMA. 1929;93(20):1585–1586. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710200069037