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This monograph by Fleischmann deals with the diseases of the nervous system having sudden and acute onset. It is made up of sixteen lectures discussing cerebral hemorrhage and softening, traumatic cerebral lesions, comatose states, inflammations of the brain and its membranes, acute diseases of the spinal cord and of the peripheral nervous systems, poisonings of the nervous system, hyperkinetic attacks and attacks of pain, and attacks of functional and endocrine origin. Fleischmann attempts to bring together the histories, methods of investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases and discusses also their physiologic and pathologic processes. This is necessary because in diseases with sudden and acute onset there is not the leisure nor the advantage of repeated observations such as is afforded in chronic diseases. While the book contains little that is new, it brings together in a practical and satisfactory way facts that are not available in the usual textbooks.