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September 1929

Clinique médicale des enfants.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;22(3):643-644. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02220030220024

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This is the fifth volume in the series of pediatric clinics by the same author and is devoted to a consideration of some of the more common diseases of the nervous system in children. As the title implies, the material is presented in clinical fashion, stressing particularly the history in each case, the methods employed for diagnostic purposes, the difficulties and problems encountered and the treatment instituted.

The first two chapters are devoted to a consideration of several cases of epidemic encephalitis, both typical and atypical forms, with a discussion of the etiology, cardinal symptoms, various syndromes and modes of onset. The author particularly emphasizes the occurrence of ocular palsies and somnolence in typical cases. The consideration of the sleep cycle leads to the topic of the next chapter —"The Occurrence of Somnolence in Various Affections of Childhood" —in which the author stresses the frequency of this symptom in

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