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May 1933

Maladies du système nerveux.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;29(5):1174-1175. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240110242010

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This excellent French textbook is encyclopedic in scope. The sections on morbid anatomy, if grouped together, would form a veritable treatise on neuropathology, while the chapters on signs and diagnosis constitute a practical handbook of neurologic examination. The book is both informative and well written, and the review of the history of knowledge of the disease makes an interesting preface to each chapter. Following the first ninety pages, which are devoted to general neuropathology, is a section on physiology which outlines the mechanism of hemorrhage, trauma, infection, atrophy and various other agencies as causes of neurologic syndromes. Each part of the brain is reviewed, with a description of its structure, function, pathologic pictures and clinical syndromes.

Cerebral hemorrhage is the disease first presented, the explanation of its pathogenesis being of special interest. The differential diagnosis between apoplexy and other forms of coma is well analyzed. The methods of treatment advocated

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