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January 1932

The Pathology of Internal Diseases.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(1):247. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230130253025

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This book is of interest to neuropsychiatrists because it not only discusses the general pathology of the usual internal diseases but takes up extensively those in relation with the nervous system, to which it gives directly about 160 pages. In addition, there are chapters on diseases of the pituitary body, the thyroid gland, the suprarenal gland, the parathyroid glands and the thymus gland that are almost of equal interest.

The neurologic aspects can be recommended to the general practitioner and student without any reservation, but to the student in neuropathology and neuropathologists the work is entirely inadequate. For example, the discussion of the pituitary body covers 8 pages. In the part dealing with the nervous system, the pathology is up to date, but not as up to date as would be expected from a person who devoted his entire time to neuropathology. For example, in Huntington's chorea no reference is