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April 1947

Diseases of the Nervous System.

Arch NeurPsych. 1947;57(4):520. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1947.02300270138013

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This relatively small volume, written for students and general practitioners, serves the purpose admirably. The author makes the following points in describing his purpose: (1) to deal only with what is possible in general practice in the matter of diagnosis; (2) to omit all specialized syndromes and terminology not well known, and (3) to give special emphasis to the life history of any illness, so that one may understand that a nervous disease is a sequence of events rather than the mere localization of a lesion.

The book is written in two sections. The first deals with generalizations in neurologic diagnosis, with a discussion of the anatomy and physiology necessary to make general diagnoses. All controversial theories are omitted. A successful attempt is made to explain the results of various lesions in a simple manner on the basis of physiologic principles. The chapter on factors in diagnosis is broken down

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