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September 1946

Kompendium der topischen Gehirn und Rueckenmarksdiagnostik.

Am J Dis Child. 1946;72(3):360. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020320111012

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Ever since its first appearance in 1909 this book has had great popularity on the European continent and among German-reading physicians elsewhere. In the opinion of the reviewer this popularity is well deserved. For one thing, the subject matter is well organized, and the descriptions tend to correlate structure with function—a welcome departure from the dry accounts of nerve pathways usually found in the standard text books or in the more involved treatises on neurology. Another commendable feature of this volume is the omission of dilatory and extraneous discussions. The author, to put it in the vernacular, sticks to the point—a blessing to the "lay" (non-neurologist) reader.

This (twelfth) edition is considerably enlarged, and two new chapters are included: a comprehensive description of occlusion of cerebral vessels, and a detailed discussion of the localization of brain tumors of various histologic characteristics.

The pediatrician with a knowledge of German will find

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