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Since it was first published in 1921, this book has become a standard text in neurological diagnosis. English, French, and German editions have come from the author's clinic in Oslo with great regularity. The last English edition appeared in 1948. Each new edition, better than the preceding, like Holmes' chambered nautilus, moves into a larger but more compact home, filling its new destiny by reflecting the changing environment. The addition of notes on modern technical instruments and methods has not eliminated the sound procedures, based on the sight, touch, and hearing of the examiner, that Monrad-Krohn has championed throughout the years and that still remain fundamental to the neurological examination. This is an ideal book for both student and practitioner. In the new edition, some chapters have been recast and others added, but the sterling character of the book remains the same. It has been a constant companion to neurologists
The Clinical Examination of the Nervous System. JAMA. 1955;158(2):148. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960020054025