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August 1950

Einführung in die Neurolgie. Bau und Leistung des Nervensystems unter normalen und pathologischen Bedingungen.

Arch NeurPsych. 1950;64(2):311. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1950.02310260149015

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This book is a discussion and interpretation of the symptoms of disorders of the nervous system in the light of its normal structure and function.

It begins with brief mention of the nerve endings, both motor and sensory, and continues with the peripheral somatic nerves, their roots and plexuses, and the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. The author leans heavily on the extensive iconography collected by his master, Otfrid Foerster, in discussing the peripheral nerves. The discussion of the vegetative system is exceedingly brief.

In his discussion of the neuraxis, again, the author is at ease because of his long experience in Foerster's clinic, where he had at his disposal an abundance of pathologic material from all sorts of lesions of the spinal cord, both surgical and pathologic. This material has been used well in writing an excellent summary of the chapters which Foerster wrote for the "Handbuch der Neurologie." Gagel

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