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This book of 211 pages is interesting chiefly in that it essays to give fundamental information required by general practitioners in the diagnosis of the commoner nervous diseases. After an exposition of the methods of diagnosis, which takes 32 pages, the author discusses disseminated sclerosis and follows this with chapters on syphilis of the nervous system, subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord, and so on. In order of discussion, epilepsy is treated in chapter 11, vertigo in chapter 17, chorea in chapter 19 and the psychoneuroses in the twentieth and last chapter. There is no indication anywhere in the preface that these various subjects are selected because of their frequency, but nevertheless such inference cannot help but be drawn. Neurologists who have practiced for some years will at once agree that they are consulted most frequently by psychoneurotic persons. It is rather difficult to see how any general practitioner
The Commoner Nervous Diseases for General Practitioners and Students. Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(5):1241. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240050277030
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