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This book is intended for the student and general practitioner. Its success is indicated by the necessity for six editions in the short space of eight years. The author has described the diagnosis and treatment of the major neurologic syndromes in a clear, concise fashion with a minimum of controversial material. The book is not intended for the specialist and does not contain detailed information about rare syndromes.
The book is divided into two major sections. The first contains a discussion of the principles of neurologic diagnosis with summary descriptions of the characteristic symptom complexes of diseases of the nervous system. This is correlated with a brief discussion of relevant anatomy and physiology. The second section deals with the common neurologic diseases. An attempt is made to apportion space to them according to their relative importance. Many of the rarer syndromes are not mentioned, and other diseases are treated briefly.
Diseases of the Nervous System Described for Practitioners and Students. JAMA. 1950;143(2):212. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910370062034