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January 16, 1937

Étapes de la neurologie dans l'antiquité Grecque (d'Homèra à Galien)

JAMA. 1937;108(3):232. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780030070034

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One would think that an author dealing with historical subjects in neurology in French would be somewhat awed by the fact that Soury's massive work on the nervous system was written in that language and covers thoroughly the problems of neurology as recognized and described by classical authors. Naturally, since Soury's work is not recent there have been some improvements in contemporary knowledge of neurology which might make it worth while to reread some of the authors to see if there is any indication that newly recognized conditions were noted or described in antiquity. The present volume has a slightly different slant than that of Soury: while both refer to classical literature and contemporary criticisms of it, the present volume deals with antiquarian studies which are more recent and there is more discussion based on the author's reaction to contemporary criticism of the classical medical writers. A few new angles

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