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December 1925

Text-Book of Nervous Diseases. For the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine.

Arch NeurPsych. 1925;14(6):855-856. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1925.02200180126016

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For about thirty-three years this textbook has been one of the very best one volume works on diseases of the nervous system. The present edition has not only been fully revised and brought up to date, but contains some new and attractive features. Dr. Fielding H. Garrison, "by far the highest authority on medical history in this country," has contributed a chapter of forty pages on the history of neurology which, we believe, could not be improved. It not only contains an enormous amount of information, but is pleasingly written. It is a very valuable historical document.

Another innovation is a short chapter on preventive neurology, which should help neurologists and other physicians to take a broader view of their duties and of the function of medicine.

The chapter on lethargic encephalitis has been rewritten, and is good.

In a work of this size covering an enormous subject, the problem

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