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July 31, 1943


JAMA. 1943;122(14):980. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840310072034

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This book was first published in 1933, and the revisions, reorganizations and additions of new material enhance the value of the volume. The author continues in his "attempt at a correlation of certain biological data which are considered of importance to the study of the human nervous system in health and in disease." The first section deals with general embryologic, anatomic, physiologic and pathologic considerations, which provide a suitable introduction to the clinicopathologic descriptions of the major portion. While this introduction offers a source of review for the student who has already studied similar material in the past, it is not in itself an adequate source of material for the student to whom it is newly presented. Less effort at encyclopedic completeness and more emphasis on clinicopathologic presentations would be more useful. The pathologic descriptions are sometimes vague and sketchy and apt to be confusing because of lack of correlation

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