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May 1949

Fiat Review of German Science 1939-1946. Neurology, Part 1.

Arch NeurPsych. 1949;61(5):598. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1949.02310110133014

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The volume on neurology, the first of three, briefly reviews work done in Germany from 1939 to 1946 on the following subjects: brain research in general, histology of the central and peripheral nervous system, reflexes, hypothalamus, extrapyramidal nervous system and cerebral cortex. The senior author, Schaltenbrand, is well known in the United States through his collaboration with Bailey, Cobb and Putnam. In his preface, he points out the unfavorable conditions under which German neurologists worked in those years. He rightly says that neurology suffered from the fusion with psychiatry which was forced on it by the government in 1935. Despite this, the accomplishments of German neurology are remarkable. In this review they are well covered. The single reviews are sometimes too short. This book will be of great interest to every neurologist. No one who works in any of the fields which are reviewed can afford to pass by the

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