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May 4, 1970

Localization in Clinical Neurology

Author Affiliations

University of California, San Diego La Jolla

JAMA. 1970;212(5):885. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170180161038

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Here is another of the thirty plus volumes projected for publication in this encyclopedic work. Obviously, the topic of localization must be included in the series even though almost everything that is included has been written by others in the past. However, the chapters provide an exhaustive summary of literature and at last the interested scholar has a definitive bibliography to which he can refer.

Most of the chapters are very well written. That by Dow on the cerebellum and by Spalding on the autonomic system are examples. One of the high points of the volume is Guttmann's informative consideration of spinal cord lesions. The chapters by Mumenthaler, Currier, Feringa, Martin, E. P. Richardson, Bruyn and Gothier, Gassel, Jewesbury and Denis Williams, Fog, and Hein-Sorensen, classify the brain syndromes in a systematic manner. The chapter by Sachsenweger on localization of ocular motor disturbances is superb and contains an extensive bibliography