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May 1927

La Syphilis Nerveuse.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;17(5):717-719. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02200350148012

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This book may be considered an exposition of the work done by the author over a period of approximately twenty years on the subject of syphilis and its relation to the central nervous system. The richness of the material is evidence of the industry, originality, and wide interest of the author. It is, of course, put together as a running text, and the only indications that it is to be taken as a summary of the author's work are the references to his original articles and also the fact that his personality and experience dominate the exposition. This is obviously the work of a syphilologist and biologist rather than a neurologist. Syndromes and symptom complexes, clinical classifications, discussion of localization of function and reflex disorders are all conspicuous by their total absence. On the contrary, the subject is handled from the standpoint of a syphilitic infection as it affects the