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August 7, 1948

Diseases of the Nervous System

JAMA. 1948;137(15):1348. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890490076055

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Brain's book fills the requirements for a competent textbook on neurology. It has neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropathology, with precise and concise clinical descriptions of all disease entities It is written in the best tradition of English neurology, in which the pervasive influence of Sherrington is felt throughout. Not in vain was the author a " scholar in physiology at the University of Oxford" The book is well balanced; the author is objective, and in no instance does he attempt to impose his own views on the reader, nor does he put forth his pet theories, and he does not display his likes and dislikes. The style is somewhat cold, but the amount of information offered is enormous. It is good for the student, good for the practitioner and good for the diehard neurologist. It is particularly appropriate for the candidates of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as a last

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