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It has been 15 years since the first edition of this book became available, and neurologists have eagerly awaited the appearance of the second edition. This edition brings a nostalgic note to all who were trained in the early days of the first edition, as both editions are similar in many respects. The beautiful descriptions of the disease entities are, in a large part, duplicated in the second edition. This pertains particularly to the well-phrased descriptions of the diseases of the basal ganglia. American physicians, and neurologists in particular, will be disappointed in the fact that there is a lack of precision in much of the scientific data, even though the descriptions of the clinical entities remain as lucid as in the first edition. There is a failure to keep abreast of the times. This is particularly evident in the sphere of laboratory developments. Examples of this are found in
Neurology. Volumes I-III. JAMA. 1955;158(11):996–997. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960110102032
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