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The reviewer of a book has a dual function. One is automatic in that, as one qualified to review, he must necessarily be in a field closely related to that of the author and so use his critical judgment. The other is that he must accept the instructions of the author as to the audience toward whom the book is directed and attempt to review it in that light.
The purpose of this book by Dr. Davis is "to give to the practitioner of medicine easily assimilable facts which will aid him in giving his patient accurate and sound advice." To this end it contains sections on diagnosis, craniocerebral injuries, intracranial tumors and abscesses, lesions of the skull, surgical lesions of the spinal cord and cranial and peripheral nerves, the surgical treatment of disturbances of the autonomic nervous system and of epileptiform seizures, and brief sections on cervical rib, syringomyelia,
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