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February 1929

Neurological Examination.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;21(2):475. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02210200231023

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During recent years a number of books have been published on the methods of examination of the nervous system. This seems to be by far the best, however, because it has an anatomic and pathologic point of view.

It is by no means easy to make a comprehensive examination of the nervous system, particularly an examination of sensibility. Most students, undergraduate and graduate, have difficulty in finding books which give sufficiently illustrated methods of obtaining symptoms. What is more difficult is to have these symptoms, once obtained, properly interpreted in terms of pathology. This author, however, does that and does it well. The one criticism that can be offered is that there are not enough illustrations. While the description of the methods of examination for the neurologic status is satisfactory though wofully inadequate, that for the mental status comprises only eleven pages which might better have been omitted.

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