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October 30, 1937


JAMA. 1937;109(18):1476. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780440066029

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Three years has elapsed since the publication of the first edition of this competent work on neurology. Modern neurology advances so rapidly that extensive revisions have been required in this time. For instance, much has been learned concerning the vegetative nervous system and the functions of the central cortical centers. There have been extensive advances in the knowledge of the cerebral cortex. During the past three years there have been serious epidemics of encephalitis and in St. Louis particularly there have been two extensive epidemics of a special type not seen elsewhere and, therefore, especially classified as of the St. Louis type. Electro-encephalography has been introduced as a method of study, highly technical in character, and its use has been applied to various neurologic disturbances. Moreover, new treatments have been developed for myasthenia gravis and myotonia congenita, involving drugs not previously applied in these conditions. In fact, there is some

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