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April 16, 1887

The Functions of the Brain.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(16):447. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391410027013

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Our welcome of the masterly work of Professor Ferrier is none the less hearty if it has been delayed so long. It would only be expected that the second edition of the work, published ten years after the first, would be in many respects a very new and much changed work; and such is the case. It was looked upon, from the first, as a thoroughly original work, with nothing of the too frequent mechanical compilation about it. The great advances made in the last few years in the diagnosis of lesions of the brain, and in the surgery of the brain, make such a work interesting to both the physician and surgeon; doubly so too, because it is a subject the proper study and investigation of which present problems of the greatest intricacy and complexity.

The title of the work does not comprehend its entire scope. Including the medulla

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