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March 5, 1887

Nervous Diseases and their Diagnosis: A Treatise upon the Phenomena produced by Diseases of the Nervous System, with Especial Reference to the Recognition of their Causes.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(10):279. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391350027008

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The first, and only, complaint that we have to make is that it is not stated in the title-page that the distinguished author of this book is the University of Pennsylvania Professor who has given us a work on Materia Medica and Therapeutics, and who has contributed so much to the subject of fever, and to the highest class of medical literature in this country. The author need not have apologized "for trespassing upon the patience of the profession;" he is too well and too favorably known as a writer for anything he should write to be considered as a trespass upon patience.

We find on reading the introduction that this book was written for the general practitioner; and of all American works on nervous diseases which we have yet seen, this is the most intelligible to one who is not a specialist in neurology. It goes over the ground

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