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March 1932

Les syndromes cérébelleux mixtes.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(3):759. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230150275027

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Literature from South America is not common; therefore, the work of Professor Prado, from the Faculty of Medicine of São Paulo, Brazil, is welcome. The author has classified mixed cerebellar syndromes. The translation has been well done by Dr. M. Nathan. He has divided the subject into the syndrome of the superior cerebellar peduncles, the middle cerebellar peduncles, the inferior cerebellar peduncles and the syndrome of compression of the cerebellar hemispheres, and in the last chapter he discusses four maladies that give cerebellar symptomatology, that is, dementia paralytica, disseminated sclerosis, epidemic encephalitis and Friedreich's ataxia. The author records a number of his own observations.

While there is nothing new in the book, the subject is well summarized and serves a distinct purpose. It is a pity, however, that the French literature, with rare exceptions, is alone consulted. The English and American literature, especially on the cerebellum, is quite large and

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