August 1951

The Neurologic Examination: Incorporating the Fundamentals of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology.

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By Russell N. De Jong, M.D. Price, $15. Pp. 1,079, with 299 illustrations. Paul B. Hober, Inc. (Medical Book Department of Harper & Brothers), 49 E. 33d St., New York 16, 1950.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(2):266. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810080134017

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"The Neurologic Examination" reflects a long, careful preparation by a thoughtful author. The book is organized into 10 sections covering the neurologic examination, sensory system, cranial nerves, motor system, reflexes, autonomic nervous system, diagnosis and localization of peripheral nerves, roots and spinal cord, diagnosis and localization of intracranial disease, special methods of examination, and spinal fluid examination.

This arrangement is perhaps unique and reflects a mode of teaching which could well be adapted to a course in neurology, since it breaks down this discipline into its various parts. Each chapter is adequately illustrated and has a sufficient number of simple diagrams to orient the reader; yet the illustrations are not so complex as to require a specially trained person for interpretation. Treatment of the subjects is exactly that which one would hear in a current neurologic meeting. Too often books lag behind contemporary thinking, but Dr. De Jong's book avoids

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