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December 1927

Aphasia and Kindred Disorders of Speech.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;18(6):1062-1063. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02210060197012

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The understanding of the principles underlying the production of speech and its disorders has always challenged the minds of great neurologists. It is not surprising, therefore, that Henry Head, who has contributed so largely and so well to neurology of the present day, has taken up this subject.

The book is divided into two volumes. In the first part, the discussion of the subject is included. The second volume is devoted to a series of clinical reports of illustrative cases arranged in numerical order. In the introduction to the second book, a summary of these cases is given.

Volume 1 is divided into four parts. The first part is historical. Head has not attempted to give a consecutive and coherent historical sketch and quotes only that work which to him is pertinent. The first chapter is headed "From the Schoolmen to Gall"; the second "Bouillaud and Broca"; the third, and