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It is surprising that such a distinguished neurologist as Professor Strümpell should write such a small book for beginners in neurology. On the other hand, no one could have done it better. It is a brief discussion, containing only 151 pages.
The book is divided into three parts. The first takes up the "Method of Examination of Nervous Diseases;" the second, the "Diagnosis;" the third, "Special Diagnosis of Some of the Organic Nervous Diseases." Functional conditions are not discussed. In the discussion of the clinical syndromes, the pathology is touched on lightly. Necessary clinical discussion is brief.
It is interesting to observe that under the heading of the different forms of progressive atrophy there are five classifications: (1) different forms of progressive muscle atrophies, (2) hereditary ataxia (Friedreich's ataxia), (3) hereditary spastic spinal paralysis, (4) chronic familial chorea (Huntington's chorea) and (5) Wilson's disease.
Leitfaden Für die Untersuchungen und Diagnostik der Wichtigsten Nervenkrankheiten. Arch NeurPsych. 1924;12(6):738. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1924.02200060139014
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