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January 29, 1910

Organic and Functional Nervous Diseases.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(5):405. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550310073020

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In the present edition of this classical work the author has evidently studied with care the needs of both practitioner and student. He arranges his material in four parts. In the first division or general portion of the book methods of examination and diagnosis are fully discussed in conjunction with the necessary anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. The second part covers the great division of organic diseases. In part third functional diseases are given twice the space allotted to the same section in a former edition. The concluding (fourth) part considers diseases of the sympathetic nervous system in the light of recent work in this field.

As the reader opens the book and begins reading, he imagines that he is listening to the author's rugged class-room English—always precise and unadorned by any rhetorical flourishes. In the chapter on "Organic Nervous Diseases," one hears him at his best—in his

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