[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
April 6, 1970

Bing's Local Diagnosis in Neurological Diseases

Author Affiliations

Northwestern University Chicago

JAMA. 1970;212(1):161. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170140117040

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


The 15th edition of this volume comes 12 years after the previous edition in English. The recent era has been a remarkable one for the neurological sciences. The new advances have caused the modern clinical neurologist to leave his role as a symptomatologist and become a person who understands metabolic cycles, chemoanatomical pathways, and neurophysiologically related parts.

To include this new knowledge Dr. Haymaker had to rewrite the entire book and add chapters. The volume, therefore, becomes a refreshing review of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry as we know them now. The references are recent and generous. The summaries particularly are meaningful as they tie difficult details into cogent wholes.

The 15th edition is dedicated to Dr. Robert Wartenberg, a remarkably knowledgeable clinician, a splendid teacher, but in addition a lovable person whom the author knew well, as did the reviewer. Dr. Haymaker captures Dr. Wartenberg's as well as Dr. Bing's