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September 1921


Arch NeurPsych. 1921;6(3):358. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02190030105011

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The conscience of the author of this little compendium seems to have been a bit uneasy as he takes about four pages to justify his product. Without greatly abusing hyperbole, one might call it a childish book for children. On that basis it may be considered quite useful although it contains little not to be found in any good textbook.

There are eighteen chapters, each devoted to a principal group of symptoms of disease or disorder of the nervous system: paralyses, disturbances of sensation, muscular atrophy, disorders of gait, spasms, tremor, disorders of speech, etc. In general, the diagnostic factors are good, but one receives the impression that the author is neither experienced nor careful. Even a cursory reading reveals errors. For instance, the statement is made (page 17) that a cord lesion below the cervical enlargement, where the nerves for the arms have already been given off but not