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May 1950

Le cortex cérébral: Étude neuro-psycho-pathologique.

Arch NeurPsych. 1950;63(5):840-841. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1950.02310230162017

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This good-sized monograph does not merely outline the authors' conclusions concerning cortical function and connections, but gives a complete historical résumé of everything discussed. The material is presented under the following headings: (1) general survey of cerebral localization; (2) the frontal syndrome; (3) the rolandic syndromes; (4) the corpus callosum syndrome; (5) the parietal syndrome; (6) the temporal syndrome; (7) the occipital syndrome; (8) aphasia; (9) apraxias and agnosias, with scheme for examination; (10) apraxias; (11) agnosias; (12) hallucinations in cases of cortical lesions.

At the end of each chapter is a good bibliography. There are also author and subject indexes.

The book is a thoroughgoing and detailed presentation of the entire subject of localization of cortical function. Not all the recent work, however, is included, and the authors have not themselves settled disputed points but, rather, have contented themselves with an exposition of all known points of view. There

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