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May 18, 1970

Neurology in Pediatrics

Author Affiliations

Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia

JAMA. 1970;212(7):1218. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170200082028

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This text will undoubtedly become widely used and respected by the busy house officers and practicing physicians. Bray has divided his presentation into two parts. The first is organized according to symptoms, signs, and laboratory abnormalities, the way in which the patient commonly presents himself. In part two the categories of disease are discussed in a more traditional fashion with chapters on congenital malformations, trauma, tumors, metabolic disease, etc. One of the most helpful chapters in part one gives clear succinct information on indications for laboratory tests and how to interpret them. The tables and outlines in the various chapters are well done and contribute significantly to the usefulness of the text.

In several places Dr. Bray takes a dogmatic approach to diagnosis and treatment. However, ocularmotor apraxia has been reported in girls. Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (leukoencephalitis in the text) is not always fatal. His view that daily anticonvulsant medication