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February 1946

Diseases of the Nervous System in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence. Second edition.

Arch NeurPsych. 1946;55(2):169-170. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1946.02300130095015

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This book is that comparative rarity, a definitive work in its field. The first edition gained wide recognition for its authority, and the new volume contains additional material on such topics, among many, as hemorrhagic disease of the newborn and disorders of lipid metabolism.

The first chapter is concerned with the examination of the nervous system, especially its modification in testing children. The various aids to neurologic diagnosis, such as roentgenography and electroencephalography, are also thoroughly described.

The vast bulk of the book is devoted to descriptions of the various neurologic syndromes and disease entities. Throughout, the style is lucid, the references are numerous and easily accessible and the illustrations frequent and enlightening.

One might wish for more material on certain psychiatric aspects of neurologic conditions, for example, the behavior disorders of children following head injury. But since such material is at the present time largely speculative and conjectural, one

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