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April 4, 1914

Lehrbuch der Nervenkrankhiten für Studierende und Praktische Aerzte in 30 Vorlesungen.

JAMA. 1914;LXII(14):1115. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560390055037

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The author, one of the most lucid writers in medical literature, discusses the entire subject of nervous diseases in thirty lectures. Writing for medical students and practitioners, he groups his material according to etiologic and physiopathologic values and not in conformity with the customary topographic and anatomicopathologic divisions. For instance, under syphilogenous diseases of the nervous system he not only describes cerebrospinal syphilis and syphilogenous combined system diseases, but also general paresis and tabes dorsalis. The chapter on dysglandular symptom-complexes embraces the lecture on myxedema, insufficiency of the adrenals and Addison's disease, acromegaly, dyspituitarism and dyspinealism. The lectures are concise and contain everything of importance, not omitting treatment. The therapeutic directions are sound and up to date in every respect. This book can safely be recommended to physicians and students as a most readable short German text-book on nervous diseases.

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