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October 4, 1890

Familiar Forms of Nervous Disease.

JAMA. 1890;XV(14):518-519. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410400034017

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The object of this handy volume is to make known to practitioners the recent marked advances in neurological medicine, particularly in the direction of the localization of brain and spinal cord lesions with special reference to diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment. It is in no sense a text-book or systematic treatise on diseases of the nervous system but, as set forth by the author, a systematic digest of the work in the Nervous Clinic of the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons.

The first seven chapters give a brief but very clear outline of the present knowledge of cortical function and localization, while chapter six, on aphasia and the cortical areas governing language, is particularly clear and valuable. The explicit directions for the thorough examination of patients presenting difficulties of speech from cerebral causes are worthy great attention. Chapters ten and eleven are devoted to a discussion of

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