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November 16, 1929

An Introduction to the Study of the Nervous System.

JAMA. 1929;93(20):1587. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710200071045

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In the foreword, by Prof. Winifred C. Cullis of London, it is made plain that the primary purpose of this book is to assist students who are "working for examinations," and in the introduction to the American edition, Dr. Sidney I. Schwab of St. Louis states that it is particularly valuable to third year students as a review of anatomy and physiology in preparation for clinical neurology. However well the work may serve the first purpose for English medical students, it cannot be highly recommended to American students for either purpose. The book consists essentially of a series of fifty-five clearly printed diagrams of selected nervous connections, with a brief accompanying text of less than a hundred pages. Better diagrams than most of these are available in the textbooks presumably already in the students' hands, and the very schematic figures here assembled with no adequate explanation or context give an

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