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December 16, 1893

A Manual of the Diseases of the Nervous System.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(25):950. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420770040013

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The first volume of this magnificent work was devoted to diseases of the spinal cord and nerves. There is therefore left for discussion in this volume the diseases of brain and cranial nervous system, and the thoroughness with which the subject has been considered, leaves nothing to be desired. Whoever in the next few years attempts to cover the same field, will have very hard work, either to present a new topic or to present it from a new standpoint, and even then the chances are more than equal, that the point will have been already better said in Gowers. No work could be more exhaustive within the limits of living issues, and few could be compressed into clearer or better English. There is no disconnection; there is continuity and system from title page to colophon. The paper is good and the illustrations are fair. The vast amount of material

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