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January 6, 1993

DeJong's The Neurologic Examination

JAMA. 1993;269(1):107. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03500010117046

DeJong's The Neurologic Examination is the fifth edition of a classic neurologic didactic text. The late Dr Russell DeJong, one of the pioneers of modern American neurology, a founder of the American Academy of Neurology, and the first editor of the journal Neurology, wrote the first edition more than 30 years ago.

The original text was designed to follow the lectures on the neurological examination given to junior and senior medical students at the University of Michigan. With time and subsequent editions, the book grew and grew. Armin Haerer, a very experienced and able academic neurologist, has assumed responsibility for producing the current fifth edition, which now has over 800 pages of text. The book is quite large and heavy and would take considerable time to read thoroughly, much more than is now allotted for medical student courses in physical examination and even clinical neurology. Although DeJong conceived of the