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December 1940

Tratado de enfermedades nerviosas.

Arch NeurPsych. 1940;44(6):1351-1352. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1940.02280120198021

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This is a remarkable textbook of nervous diseases in two large volumes, which represents an extensive survey of the literature with many observations which are obviously original. It is written in a clear, somewhat didactic style, is easy to read and is beautifully illustrated with numerous original photographs and some instructive diagrams. The text as a whole is larger than the last edition of Oppenheim or Wilson's posthumous textbook, but this is chiefly because the print is unusually large and readable. In general, the treatment of the subject matter follows the custom of French and English textbook in giving a single point of view about most subjects, rather than in approaching the completeness of Oppenheim's book. The first volume was published in 1936; its contents seem already a little old, although the important fundamentals are there and well expressed. There is a graceful, brief introduction by Pierre Marie, reproduced in

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