March 26, 1898

The Nervous System and Its Diseases; A Practical Treatise on Neurology for Physicians and Students.

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By Chas. K. Mills, M.D., Professor of Mental Diseases and Medical Jurisprudence in the University of Pennsylvania, etc. Diseases of the brain and cranial nerves, with a general introduction on the study and treatment of nervous diseases; 459 illustrations, pp. 1056. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1898.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(13):746. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440650054018

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Although the author intends, if circumstances permit, to follow this volume by another which shall include the remaining diseases of the nervous system, insanity and medical jurisprudence, the present volume is complete in itself with bibliographic and general index. The bibliography is very full, and the general index leaves nothing to be desired. The introductory portion of the work comprises a summary of the embryology, anatomy, physiology and chemistry of the nervous system, and a consideration of the general pathology, etiology and symptomatology of nervous diseases, with the methods of investigating them and the best measures applicable in their treatment. Close attention has been given to the subject of localization with regard to all portions of the encephalon. The nomenclature and terminology, advised by Prof. Burt J. Wilder of Cornell University have been in the main used throughout the book. Many of the illustrations are new and they are all

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