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October 1929

Diseases of the Nervous System.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;22(4):864. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02220040219026

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Any textbook which has the distinction of running to the fifth edition must necessarily have been approved by the medical profession at large. The present volume, while it has been revised, is along the lines of previous editions. Additions have been made here and there, for advantage has been taken of the recent literature.

Obviously any work bears the stamp of the scientific trend of the authors; that they are chiefly interested in vegetative visceral neurology becomes at once apparent, for the part of the book which deals with this intricate subject receives more attention, and deservedly so, than in any other textbook with which the reviewer is familiar. The same is true regarding the endocrinopathies.

As is to be expected, the psychoneuroses and psychoses have a psychoanalytic trend. The part of the book which deals with organic neurology is adequately handled, but not on a par with visceral neurology.

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