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July 1970

Neurology in Pediatrics.

Arch Neurol. 1970;23(1):94-95. doi:10.1001/archneur.1970.00480250098020

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Bray's Neurology in Pediatrics is exactly what it claims to be: a book on neurology, specifically for physicians and students, who deal with children.

Children are not presented to their physicians with ready-made diagnoses, such as uncal sclerosis, migraine, brain tumor, or myasthenia; they come because they have paroxysmal seizures or headaches, and they come for the relief of vomiting or drooping eye lids. Therefore, the first part of the book is devoted to presenting neurologic syndromes rather than disease entities. This type of organization makes the book so useful to the pediatric and general practitioner, especially when he uses the outline at the beginning of each chapter before looking up a specific symptom.

The chapter on "Diagnostic Laboratory Tests" deals with the value and the limitation of these methods. Most physicians, who are not overly sophisticated in these specializedn tests (and only a few are), will profit from perusing

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