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December 26, 1966

Diseases of the Nervous System in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich

JAMA. 1966;198(13):1375. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110260087037

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This is the fifth edition of a text that has been the standard reference in pediatric neurology since its first appearance in 1937. The new edition will continue to be a favorite of many physicians because of its clinical orientation, broad coverage, and personal style. So many books are now composed by batteries of authors that it is a pleasant change to read a text which moves with the smoothness of a single viewpoint and unified writing.

As before, Dr. Ford has included both old and new clinical entities, illustrated by well-chosen case studies and photographs. The book's scope is indicated by the unusual topics that augment the conventional subject-matter, for example, snake and spider bites, bee and wasp stings, venom of the stingray, lionfish, and stonefish, trypanosomiasis, and Sabin's encephalopathy. The text is well-balanced, giving more weight to common disorders than to rare conditions. More than two thousand references