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September 1939

The Clinical Examination of the Nervous System.

Arch NeurPsych. 1939;42(3):594. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270210232020

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In its new, seventh edition this classic handbook on neurology has been extensively revised and enlarged. The new material includes additional illustrations, particularly in the chapter on ventriculography and encephalography, a short description of angiography and an outline of the examination of the unconscious patient. As in former editions, the book now includes a detailed and complete outline of the technic of neurologic examination. The psychiatric examination is also discussed briefly, and valuable chapters describe electrical examination, chronaximetry and chemical and cytologic examination of the cerebrospinal fluid. In an extensive appendix several miscellaneous subjects are discussed. There is a brief description of the Binet-Simon tests, as well as anatomic diagrams and sensory and motor charts. In his discussion of encephalography Monrad-Krohn describes the method of "small encephalography" proposed by Laruelle, in which a small amount of air (usually about 10 cc) is injected. By this method the penetration of air