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April 27, 1964

Lehrbuch der Neurologie

JAMA. 1964;188(4):399. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060300061024

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Professor Scheid, the author of this textbook of neurology, has aimed to write a book "which will introduce the student to an important and stimulating field of medicine," and "which will accompany him in his future medical career." Such should be the aim of any textbook. Obviously, it is singularly difficult to measure the success achieved.

If clarity of style and of illustrations, and good organization and presentation of the material are any guarantors of success, this book should enjoy great popularity among students and physicians who read German easily.

The first chapters of this book are devoted to a short, yet meaningful, review of the history of neurology, followed by a discussion of the methods of neurological examination, including such special techniques as electroencephalography, electromyography, and radiologic contrast studies. Disturbances of function are discussed next, with an adequate review of anatomic and physiological information, followed by a description of

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