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March 1950

Lehrbuch der Nervenkrankheiten in 30 Vorlesungen.

Arch NeurPsych. 1950;63(3):530-532. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1950.02310210176016

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I have learned a great deal from this great work, which I have read, nay studied assiduously, in detail and in its entirety. The author, who on May 8, 1948 attained three score years and ten, has put into his book the results of his enormous clinical experience during a lifetime of practice. With this profound experience, he has integrated his knowledge of the international neurologic literature. His command of this literature—the old, new and newest—is awe inspiring. Because much of the foreign literature is not easily accessible, Bing's critical analysis of it is the more valuable. While he gives due consideration to laboratory and technical methods, the book is essentially a textbook of clinical neurology—the neurology of Babinski and Oppenheim. Bing conjures up before the eyes of his readers the vanishing art of diagnosis in neurology by the simplest methods: with one's eyes and ears and the use of