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October 31, 1903

Nervous and Mental Diseases.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(18):1101-1102. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490370043014

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This edition of this well-known work contains the later additions to our knowledge on the subject. Church has included in the text the data in regard to nerve degeneration furnished by Ballance and others, and has also included herpes zoster as a nervous disease. The subject of intermittent claudication is also considered as well as the myoclonic type of epilepsy and special attention is given to certain points in diagnosis, etc. The department of the book on insanity by Peterson has been enlarged by a review of the problems of psychiatry as shown in the recent work of German investigators; in other words, a review of the more recent work in this line by Ziehen, Wernicke, and Kraepelin, which has been contributed by Dr. Adolph Meyer, director of the New York Pathologic Institute. This forms a valuable addition independent of the rest of the psychiatric part of the book. New

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