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April 22, 1911

Diagnostik der Nervenkrankheiten.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(16):1219. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560160061036

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Of the books on the diagnosis of nervous diseases which have hitherto appeared in English or German, we know none which approaches the subject from the viewpoint of semeiology, a method which has long been in vogue among the French. It is this method which is successfully followed by Bregman. In sixteen short chapters he approaches diagnosis from such symptom-groupings as paralysis of motion, of sensation, the special senses, reflex and speech disturbances and other symptom-complexes, with, in addition, a chapter on the diagnosis of psychic disorders. In a work including so much, we might expect a mere collection of tabulated diagnostic aids. The author gives, however, a full and concise account of everything important in the clinical diagnosis of nervous diseases. To summarize, it may be said that all topics have been given due attention and are entirely up to date. This manual is the product of one who

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