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August 13, 1955

The Cerebrospinal Fluid

JAMA. 1955;158(15):1404. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960150074031

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This comprehensive monograph in English on the cerebrospinal fluid brings the subject up to date, as the last book covering the same field was published over 15 years ago. Particular attention is paid to the anatomic and physiological aspects of the fluid and the space containing it, the determinations of the cellular and chemical contents, the various methods of obtaining the fluid, and its composition in disease. The German and Dutch literature is fully covered as might be expected in a book eminating from the Netherlands, but some of the work of other investigators is omitted and the bibliography falls short of completeness. The illustrations and charts are ample; the translation, although a little halting, is adequate. The monograph will be found most useful for the detailed analysis of the chemical methods devised to determine the contents of the fluid and their correct clinical evaluation. The book, printed in the

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