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November 27, 1915

Diseases of the Nervous System. A Textbook of Neurology and Psychiatry.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(22):1937-1938. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580220077037

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This is a new textbook of neurology and psychiatry, not a mere verbal alteration of the old books. There are three divisions: Part 1 treats of the physicochemical systems (vegetative or visceral neurology); Part 2, the largest portion of the book, deals with sensorimotor neurology, and Part 3 is devoted to psychic or symbolic systems (neuroses and psychoses). The authors have demonstrated that with some effort it is possible not only to write in good literary style, but also to condense, for in most cases only one of these forms of writing is practiced. One may well call this an up-to-date text-book without violating the truth, for nothing in the recent literature seems to have escaped these vigilant seekers after the new. Indeed, one may even discover that which is made today and may be overthrown tomorrow; but we can easily overlook this anxiety to be modern, when for many

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