March 1922


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An Investigation by the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1921. 258 pages, 36 illustrations. Price, $2.50.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1922;29(3):401. doi:10.1001/archinte.1922.00110030126009

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This little book is worthy of attention for two important reasons: First, on account of its form, as it embodies a novel idea in the organization of centralized effort by a large body of investigators focused on one disease, and in the method of presentation of the subject to the reader. The book consists of the papers read at the first meeting of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases held in New York in December, 1920, together with discussions and the final conclusions of a commission of distinguished neurologists who conducted the meeting and edited the book. At the meeting each reader of a paper was questioned by the commission to which the papers had been submitted beforehand. Anyone interested in the method of conducting scientific meetings and reporting their proceedings will be benefited by glancing over this volume, even if he is not especially interested in

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