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The author has endeavored in this book to place modern neurology in a small and accessible space. He says: "I do not expect or intend to make a light and restful piece of literature; the science of nervous diseases can not be honestly presented in any such guise; but by following the instructions of the preface, the student can master the essentials of neurology without encountering any hard waste of words, and the practitioner who wishes to study special subjects can, as I fondly believe, find them presented concisely and with a fair degree of completeness." This manual is one of the best of its class, and the student or practitioner who masters this book may well indeed warn his antagonist to beware of the man of one book, for he will surely vanquish him if they meet in debate in a medical society, or in the pages of the
Text-Book of Nervous Diseases, being a Compendium for the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine.. JAMA. 1894;XXIII(18):694. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421230034021