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May 1936

Handbuch der Neurologie.

Arch NeurPsych. 1936;35(5):1174. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260050248017

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This is one of the finest of the volumes yet to appear in this extensive handbook of neurology. It is also one of the largest.

The first article is on herpes zoster, by Wohlwill. It is a good presentation of the subject and has one of the best discussions of the pathologic features of herpes of which the reviewer is aware. It reviews not only herpes affecting the spinal roots but also herpes ophthalmicus, herpes oticus and symptomatic herpes. It gives a careful review of the entire problem of herpes. There is a useful review of the findings in the nervous system in patients with rabies, by Kroll. One of the best sections is that on poliomyelitis, by Pette, who presents an exhaustive monographic study on the problem of poliomyelitis from all angles. The article is beautifully illustrated with many photomicrographs of pathologic sections from experimental animals and from human

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