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April 1936

Handbuch der Neurologie.

Arch NeurPsych. 1936;35(4):935. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260040245018

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This volume of the new Bumke and Foerster handbook deals with infections and intoxications of the brain and spinal cord. The opening chapter, on infectious diseases of the brain and spinal cord, is by Stertz. It deals briefly with the neurologic complications of such diseases as typhoid fever, pertussis, mumps, acute exanthems and diseases of a similar nature. It summarizes adequately the present knowledge of the neurologic complications of these diseases but treats of some of them too briefly. There are useful chapters on typhus fever of the nervous system and on leprosy by Kroll. Both these chapters are well done. They deal with little known subjects and serve a useful purpose in bringing together the knowledge of them. Gamper contributes a good summary, from both the clinical and pathologic point of view, of chorea infectiosa, which includes both chorea minor and chorea gravidarum. There is also a good and

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