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In this book the author of the well-known classic on Gehirnpathologie gathers together his scattered writings on brain localization and functional disturbances caused by lesions of the brain cortex, and molds them into a homogeneous whole. We can safely predict that the book is destined to become a source of inspiration to all who are interested in any branch of neurologic science. The author begins with general remarks on the symptomatology of lesions in the brain cortex, and points out that the initial symptoms of a lesion limited in extent are often entirely out of proportion to the amount of tissue involved, but seem to originate in centers remote from the seat of the lesion. This phenomenon as well as the gradual or rapid subsidence of many of the symptoms he believes to be due to the so-called process of "diaschisis," in support of which theory this book was written.
Die Lokalisation im Grosshirn und der Abbau der Funktion durch Kortikale Herde.. JAMA. 1914;LXIII(9):797. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570090083033