Book Reviews
August 1940

Text Book of Nervous Diseases.

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By Robert Bing, translated and enlarged by Webb Haymaker from the fifth German edition. Price, $10.00. Pp. 838, with 207 illustrations (9 in color). St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1939.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(2):462. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000020216021

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This book is a delightful text that covers anatomy, pathology and treatment of the nervous disorders. It is a translation and consequently has a strong European flavor, but the translator, Dr. Haymaker, was granted the privilege by Dr. Bing of revising and rearranging portions of it; so the book is also consistent with the American viewpoint. It is truly international.

The last chapters on psychoneurosis (although they may not be accepted wholeheartedly by psychiatrists) reflect a remarkably sane middle point of view that should delight most pediatricians.

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