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January 30, 1909


JAMA. 1909;LII(5):405. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540310065030

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This monograph on a most important subject contains nothing new and is not a satisfactory compilation of what is known. The style is discursive and sometimes colloquial. The first two chapters are devoted to anatomy and physiology, the latter subject occupying only eight pages. The chapter on pathology is one of the best in the book. We had hoped for a full consideration of the symptomatology and diagnosis of arteriosclerosis in the various organs and parts of the body, but the subject is not dealt with as systematically or as fully as is desirable. In the pages devoted to symptoms Warfield says: "The epileptiform and apoplectiform attacks which occur in Stokes-Adams disease are due to the sclerosis of the cerebral vessels." This is a generalization, the truth of which, we believe, has not been demonstrated. The last pages summarize what has been said at greater length in earlier ones.

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