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January 29, 1938

The Diagnosis of Nervous Diseases

JAMA. 1938;110(5):393. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790050071029

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This edition of Purves-Stewart's textbook is much better and more complete than its predecessors. There are twentysix chapters, including physiologic anatomy, method of case taking, delirium, coma, convulsive phenomena, involuntary movements, aphasia, disorders of articulation, cranial nerves, pain, sensation, organic motor paralysis of the upper and lower neuron type, recurrent and transient palsies, incoordination, postures and gaits, trophoneuroses, reflexes, vegetative nervous system, psychoneuroses, electrodiagnosis and electroprognosis, the cerebrospinal fluid, disorders of sleep and intracranial tumors. A considerable portion of the individual chapters has been rewritten. There are 111 more pages in this edition than in the seventh. This work, like its predecessors, should prove to be a good textbook for medical students especially. All the new and accepted contributions in clinical neurology find a place in this edition. There are several new illustrations and many of them are excellently drawn or photographed. References are plentiful. This book is recommended to

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