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September 11, 1915

Text-Book on Nervous Diseases.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(11):975. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580110061031

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Written by authors of international reputation as clinicians and research workers, and edited by Curschmann, this textbook has at last been translated into English. The German edition bears the date 1909, and has already become an oft-quoted classic. Originally intended for students and practitioners, it has also become popular with neurologists. For the general practitioner Curschmann's book is what Oppenheim's textbook is for the special student of neurology. Like Oppenheim's book, it covers the subject of neurology in a complete and up-to-date manner, but, unlike that famous classic, it addresses the practitioner in a conversational style easy to follow. The illustrations are excellent, there being many colored original drawings among them. The article of Max Rothmann on the diseases of the cord, that of Liepmann on diseases of the brain, and Krause's section on operative treatment of nervous diseases are excellent. In addition, the splendid article of L. R. Müller

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