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February 2, 1907

Diagnosis of Nervous Diseases.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(5):445. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520310069023

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This work is much after the fashion of the Sémiologie du Système Nerveux of Dejerine. The only disease discussed as such is hysteria. Of 23 chapters 18 are devoted to what may be called symptoms or special manifestations of disease: namely, coma, fits and other convulsive phenomena, involuntary movements, aphasia, disorders of articulation, cranial nerves, pain and other abnormal subjective sensations, abnormalities of sensation, organic motor paralysis of the upper neuron type, organic motor paralysis of the lower neuron type, recurrent and transient palsies, incoördination, postures and gaits, thropho-neuroses, reflexes, affections of the sympathetic and angio-neuroses. Consequently, the book is of little aid in giving one information of a given affection, as apoplexy, brain tumor or tabes, but given a case showing peculiar movements, pain or palsy, the reader may learn much of such symptom and its various etiology. With 360 none-too-large pages one can not expect to find all

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