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May 7, 1932

Lehrbuch der Nervenkrankheiten für Studierende und praktische Ärzte in 30 Vorlesungen.

JAMA. 1932;98(19):1681-1682. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730450075036

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When a textbook on nervous diseases reaches its fourth edition and a book on diagnosis of nervous diseases by the same author has had still more editions, it is obvious that these works meet adequately a large demand. The first twenty-two lectures are devoted to organic diseases of the peripheral nerves, spinal cord and brain; two are allotted to endocrine diseases, one to the vegetative system, and the last five to functional neuroses. Ten pages of selected and classified bibliography and a subject index complete the volume. The book is eminently practical. The necessary groundwork of relations of symptoms to centers and fiber tracts is presented with great clarity, both in the text and in the excellent diagrams and illustrations. Little space is given to pathologic histology but much to treatment, not least to prescriptions. Some of the therapeutics appears to be rather old fashioned and unduly conservative. Thus, section

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