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March 23, 1912

Case Histories in Neurology.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(12):887. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030285037

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The object of this book, the third volume of the Case History Series is to set forth in practical form the fundamental facts regarding the symptomatology, diagnosis, treatment and pathologic findings in the more frequent disorders of the nervous system.

A perusal of the case histories leads one to the conclusion that they are actual reproductions of clinic and private cases. One might say that they are more photographic than artistic pictures and consequently are accurate and instructive, but not entertaining. Of course, a Charcot is born only once in a century, but the book would not lose an iota by an attempt to imitate that master of medicine, who was also a master of style. The most logical use for this book would be, we believe, as a companion to the student of medicine who begins the study of clinical neurology. Two defects will always stand in the way

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