June 1952

Textbook of Clinical Neurology, with an Introduction to the History of Neurology.

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Seventh edition. By Israel S. Wechsler, M.D. Price, $9.50. Pp. 801, with 179 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5, 1952.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;89(6):1000. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240060143037

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The pattern and organization of this seventh edition of Wechsler's book are the same as those of previous editions. The preliminary sections cover history taking, physical examination and interpretation of physical findings, and psychological diagnosis. These sections are well written and instructive and contain much useful information, particularly for students and younger men in medicine. In the following sections, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and brain are discussed completely. All diseases are well covered and are given their due amount of space as judged by their importance. The neuroses are discussed in a separate section. This section perhaps covers too much material rather briefly and is not too clearly written. The last section is a compact history of neurology. This is an excellent book, which is well indexed and contains adequate fundamental information.

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