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October 20, 1962

Illustrated Manual of Neurologic Diagnosis

JAMA. 1962;182(3):317. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050420093037

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Recognizing the student's and often the nonspecialist's difficulty in dealing confidently with neurological disorders, the author, a neurologist, has presented "a simplified approach" to diagnosis in this branch of medicine. The manual is no substitute for a standard text, nor is it purported to be.

Some readers may criticize the volume for appearing to advocate a "recipe" for handling patients with neurological symptoms. The majority of readers will, however, welcome the steps suggested for working up such patients. The method is predicated on the belief that determination of the anatomical location of the lesion is fundamental to establishing a diagnosis. Data presented in several tables correlate neuroanatomy with clinical examination techniques, signs, and symptoms.

The manual contains "anatomic profiles" of 97 neurological diseases. Color illustrations with shaded areas indicating affected structures are supplied for each disorder. Accompanying the illustrations are the common clinical signs and symptoms, as well as a

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