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December 16, 1911

Compendium of Regional Diagnosis in Affections of the Brain and Spinal Cord.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(25):2020. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120210038

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Abstract

The aim of a neurology diagnosis is not only to character of a certain lesion, but also to point out where it might be found—in other words, to make a focal diagnosis. This cannot be well done without a working knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. It is for this reason that physicians have always considered neurology abstruse and not worthy their attention. The fact is that neurologic diagnosis not only is not so difficult as that of other branches of medicine, but it also has better foundations, namely, anatomy and physiology. The author has endeavored to facilitate neurologic diagnosis by bringing together in one compact volume the important facts in the applied anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system having a bearing on localization—the most difficult part of the diagnosis. In our opinion he has not only succeeded in this task, but he has

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