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October 26, 1957

Modern Therapy in Neurology

JAMA. 1957;165(8):1088. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980260174028

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This book presents clinical discussions by 22 contributors (including the editor). The contents are arranged in 18 chapters, 16 of which deal with particular nervous diseases, their symptoms and treatment. The penultimate chapter is devoted to a discussion of the role of rehabilitation, while the last chapter deals with the use of tranquilizing drugs. The book is intended to emphasize the improved therapeutic outlook in the field of medical neurology even though adequate therapy is still not available for many diseases of the nervous system. Descriptive and diagnostic material is included for clarification, but this appears in smaller type than the main text. A list of references annotated in the text is included at the end of each chapter, and a general index is provided at the end of the book. The discussions of therapy are for the most part critical as well as constructive. The chapter on tranquilizing agents

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