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September 4, 1926

Nervous and Mental Disorders From Birth Through Adolescence.

JAMA. 1926;87(10):781. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680100065040

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As stated in the preface, this is a new book—not merely a revision of Sachs' treatise on the Nervous Diseases of Children, the last edition of which appeared in 1905. That the book has been rewritten becomes apparent when opening a chapter at random. There are additions, omissions, a different phraseology, and a new and richer bibliography. The reader will find in sixty-two pages an excellent summary of the structure of the nervous system in its relation to function, written by Hausman. In many instances, conciseness in neuro-anatomy means that more is lost in clarity of presentation that is gained by brevity of description. In this instance the author has rendered a real service to those thirsty for a knowledge of the latest advances in neuro-anatomy, especially of the brain stem, and its newly discovered functions as revealed by the pathologic findings in the corpus striatum. The reward for a

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