December 1967

The Neurologic Examination, ed 3.

Author Affiliations

Kansas City, Mo


By Russell N. DeJong, MD. Price, $29.50. Pp 1151, with 332 illustrations. Hoeber Medical Division, Harper & Row, 49 E 33rd St, New York 10016, 1967.

Arch Intern Med. 1967;120(6):755-756. doi:10.1001/archinte.1967.00300050111029

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In this era of enzyme chemistry, delicate electroneurophysiology and automatic amino acid analyzers, there is something reassuringly old fashioned and refreshingly candid in this book which reminds us that the clinical neurologist is here to stay. The art of neurology will not soon be supplanted by the science of evoked potentials and gas chromatography. When the computer takes over and relegates the physician to the role of being a pusher of buttons and switcher of switches, (perish the thought!) DeJong's book will still occupy an honored place on the shelf, immediately below the "THINK" sign!

No neurologic textbook today delves into as much detail or pursues the intricacies of the neurologic history and examination with as much clinical savoir-faire. While this may smack of microneurology, it is far from it. The book attempts to be encyclopedic and includes a good deal of historical material, but it never loses sight of

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