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The first edition of this work was limited to organic diseases, while the present volume includes the neuroses. However, some affections ordinarily embraced in text-books on nervous diseases are omitted; thus diseases of the ductless glands and the so-called trophic disorders are not included. The parts of this work devoted to the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system are, as they should be, brief. The volume is a practical work by a practical, well-informed man. It is a trustworthy instructor for the student and a reliable and clearly written guide for the practitioner. Hypothesis and theory are never confused with fact nor the uncertain with the known.
The great bulk of the volume is devoted to organic diseases and this is the better part of the work. There are only 85 pages devoted to functional disease, and with 790 pages in the text, this means less than 11 per
Nervous Diseases, Organic and Functional.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(12):1054. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520380070023