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January 1935

Diseases of the Nervous System.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;33(1):241. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250130247018

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Abstract

In a book of about 900 pages there is a discussion of the whole nervous system, including the neuroses. The book has an unusual feature in that there is a discussion of the nervous system in relation to life insurance. Necessarily, the discussions are short; while some subjects are adequately covered, many are not. The author first considers disorders of function in the light of anatomy and physiology. It is interesting in this connection that in the consideration of pyramidal syndromes he follows the outline of Hughlings Jackson in discussing positive and negative symptoms. This is an admirable attempt, but in the rest of the book it is not carried out. This is to be regretted, for it would have been a distinct gain to have such a division carried through a textbook of neurology. It is to be hoped that some author will do this.

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