November 1947

A Textbook of Clinical Neurology.

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By J. M. Nielsen, M.D. Second edition. Price, $7.50. Pp. 699. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1946.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(5):691. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220170127009

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Dr. Nielsen's "Textbook of Clinical Neurology" was published first in 1941; the revised second edition appeared in 1946. The author aimed to present the subject of clinical neurology in a volume sufficiently small that it could be used as a text of the subject during the time allotted to neurology in a general medical course. His goal has been accomplished and surpassed.

The routine material to be found in any good textbook of neurology is presented in most instances with acceptable detail. Comprehension of each subject is enhanced by discussions of the pertinent basic material in anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology. Clinical appreciation of the subjects is increased by the author's creditable selection of brief case reports interspersed throughout the book. The book is well illustrated, well indexed and pleasingly made up. Furthermore, it is remarkably up-to-date. There is full discussion of the use of penicillin and sulfonamide compounds in

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