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December 9, 1961

Clinical Neurology

JAMA. 1961;178(10):1054. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040490080031

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Sir Russell Brain makes it clear in his introduction to this volume that this particular work was designed for students and physicians who need to know the essentials of the neurological examination and data covering the most common varieties of neurological disorders. This volume more than adequately fulfills these specifications. It includes an excellent outline of the neurological examination and presents it in such a way that it should be easily understood by any medical practitioner. The major neurological disease, such as epilepsy, tumor, cerebrovascular diseases, peripheral nerve diseases, muscle diseases, and central nervous system infections, are adequately covered, and the emphasis is always wellplaced on the types of these particular conditions that are most likely to be encountered by medical practitioners and students. The details of treatment are somewhat brief and perhaps should have been covered in more detail, especially since the volume is directed towards those who are

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