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July 11, 1959

A Textbook of Neurology

JAMA. 1959;170(11):1361. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010110109028

Since the publication of the first edition in 1955 this has become one of the standard textbooks in neurology. In four years enough changes have taken place to justify a new edition. The literature has been brought up to date and a realignment of diseases and syndromes achieved. The neurological manifestations of leukemia, purpura, tetany, hepatolenticular degeneration, and familial periodic paralysis have been assigned to the chapter on metabolic diseases; the paroxysmal disorders are brought together in one section; and the dystrophies, myotonia, and myasthenia gravis are included in the group of degenerative and heredodegenerative diseases. Newly described diseases have been added and the comments on pathogenesis and therapy expanded. Conditions that seem to the author of less importance than formerly have been condensed and new illustrations added. These changes are welcome and make this edition even more valuable than the first.

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