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October 23, 1948

Correlative Neuroanatomy

JAMA. 1948;138(8):622. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900080080030

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This small book reproduced by mimeograph consists of an outline of some phases of the subject of neurology. It is primarily concerned with the anatomy of the nervous system and the relationship of structure to the manifestations of disease; the various signs, symptoms, reflexes, etc., commonly utilized in arriving at a diagnosis of a disorder of the nervous system. There are numerous errors which need not be listed here.

Outlines such as this belong to another age of medical instruction; they have now become outdated. It was such ill conceived medical pedagogy as this book represents which made the subject of neurology unpopular with the majority of medical students. A book of this type is of value only to the student who is expected to commit the entire subject of neurology to memory. To the teacher and the student to whom neurology is a rational discipline in which structure and

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