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January 1931


Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(1):224-225. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230010236029

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Rather than a treatise on nervous diseases, Krabbe's book, originally published in Danish, is a useful guide to the study and diagnosis of the most important nervous disorders. Since each of the diseases considered is described at length their diagnosis by the student and the general practitioner — for whom the book was primarily written — is greatly facilitated. This is true in spite of the fact that the book is not illustrated, only three diagrams being included in the text. However, the lucid style in which it is written compensates for the lack of illustrations.

The first chapter deals with the neurologic examination of the patient. The most important symptoms and their diagnostic value are discussed, and the value of the diverse tests is emphasized. In successive chapters, the acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system and their sequelae are examined. Treatment in these diseases is