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It is like seeing the son of an old friend to encounter Bing's "Compendium" in a new English translation, easily available to students and practitioners. There is scarcely any book in the field of neurology that is so concise, clear and useful to the experienced and the inexperienced alike. The new translation preserves the forceful style of the original, and includes the old, rather crude, but clear drawings and the simple tables of levels of muscular innervation and of differential diagnosis. The cross sections of the spinal cord and medulla have been made even more schematic than in the original. Some new plates of myelograms and encephalograms have been added.
In a book free of doctrines there is little to go out of date. One can, however, recognize a few paragraphs in which recent investigations have rendered the subject easier to grasp. Thus, the term "tonus" is still employed in
Compendium of Regional Diagnosis in Lesions of the Brain and Spinal Cord. Arch NeurPsych. 1941;46(3):567–568. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1941.02280210193020
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