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October 19, 1940


JAMA. 1940;115(16):1395. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810420081029

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It is most regrettable that the late Kinnier Wilson's untimely death denied him the opportunity to know and enjoy the enthusiastic worldwide reception which these two remarkable volumes are receiving and justly will continue to receive. The medical world will ever be deeply indebted to Dr. Bruce for having seen to the publication of the manuscript, which at the time of Dr. Wilson's death had not yet reached the hands of the publishers.

This work is a textbook on clinical neurology. It is an excellent and timely successor to the much earlier works of a similar type by Gowers and by Oppenheim. Nor do the present volumes suffer in any respect by comparison with their predecessors. Wilson is concerned here primarily with the description, diagnosis and elucidation of nervous diseases. To this end he has drawn on an unusually full and varied experience, to which he has added probably the

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