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This volume of the "Handbuch" contains many articles. It covers the wide field of the congenital heredofamilial diseases. One of the best articles in the volume is that by Wohlwill on cerebral infantile paralyses. This covers the cerebral diplegias, hemiplegias, paraplegias and allied conditions. It is a clear presentation of a complex subject, and is one of the best recent surveys of this problem of which the reviewer is aware. Gagel contributes a useful review of malformations of the spinal cord, a subject which has not been too frequently reviewed. This compilation of available knowledge on the problem is welcome. The myopathies are well treated from the pathologic standpoint by Slanck, and from the clinical side by Curschmann. The chapter on the pathologic lesions of the myopathies represents a welcome addition, since such studies are few. There are a good section on the chronic progressive nuclear amyotrophies, by Marburg, and