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March 31, 1956

Recent Advances in Neurology and Neuropsychiatry

JAMA. 1956;160(13):1182. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960480082031

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The first edition of this work was published in 1929 and the fifth in 1947. This book is not a textbook per se but is rather an auxiliary textbook of applied neurology. It is clinically oriented, the authors choosing from the literature what they wish to elaborate on and coordinating the basic science as well as the clinical viewpoints. The present edition contains chapters not included in the preceding editions. Dr. Denis Hill has contributed a chapter on electroencephalography and Dr. David Sutton one or neuroradiology. The book considers the cerebral cortex, consciousness and unconsciousness, the cerebellum and its disorders, poliomyelitis, the demyelinating disorders, the intervertebral disc and spondylosis, the cerebral circulation, miscellaneous clinical and therapeutic advances, and finally electroencephalography, neuroradiology, and intracranial tumors.

This delightful book is well written and serves as a useful review. The authors have not, however, been as critical as they might have been. For

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