Book Reviews
January 1933

Diseases of the Spinal Cord.

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By Williams B. Cadwalader, M.D. Price, $5. Pp. 196, with 72 illustrations. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(1):222. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950140232024

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Dr. Cadwalader offers in short compass a manual covering the more common diseases of the spinal cord which in many respects is superior to most of the texts of larger scope published in English. Its chief attractions lie in the attempt at a rational presentation of the cord syndromes encountered as opposed to a meaningless recitation of isolated symptoms and in its modernity. The influence of a large and well selected bibliography is evident throughout the work.

On the whole, the sections dealing with individual diseases are superior to those on the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the spinal cord. In the latter, brevity is too often achieved at the cost of inadequacy or ambiguity. For example, the section on the innervation of the urinary bladder lacks clearness and completeness, a serious defect in a work of this kind. The presentation of the sensory pathways of the spinal cord, which

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