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July 1950

Introduction à la pathologie du système nerveux.

Arch NeurPsych. 1950;64(1):163-164. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1950.02310250169015

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This is another of those student manuals at which the French excel. Since much of their lives is spent in taking examinations, they need these dogmatic systematic presentations, which are best written by men without expert experience in the field, who find themselves under the necessity of getting their own ideas in order as a preparation for teaching the subjct. Such an author is apt to believe that his own illumination will necessarily be enlightening to others, and, actually, many students, faced with the need of acquiring enough knowledge quickly to pass examinations, find these manuals useful.

In the present book the symptomatology of disorders of the nervous system is presented clearly and in orderly fashion in the light of the normal anatomy and physiology of that system. Compiled, as such manuals usually are, from similar compilations, it contains many statements which are outmoded or dogmatic and in need of