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January 1927

The Finer Diagnosis of Acute Brain Involvements. Inclusive of Syphilis and Brain Injury.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1927;39(1):161-162. doi:10.1001/archinte.1927.00130010166016

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This is a monograph of 116 pages, nine of which contain bibliography. The acute conditions of the brain are considered from three points of view: the acute infection of the brain and its membranes, the reaction of the individual to brain injury or trauma and the acute vascular incidents in the brain. It is essentially a compilation. A discussion of the spinal fluid occupies a large part of the text, but perhaps no more than is justifiable. In the chapter on brain injury the author warns against considering any symptoms as purely functional that are not due to organic disturbance of some variety. He does not give any suggestion concerning diagnosis of functional conditions from organic, but, considering the title, he is perhaps right in this stand. The paragraphs on late aneurysm are interesting though no allowance is made for the possibility of coincidence. This is a useful monograph for

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