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February 23, 1895

A Manual of Diagnostic Neurology for General Practitioners and Students.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(8):292-293. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430080034017

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This little work of 114 pages makes a decidedly favorable impression. It is compact, and at the same time we note that there are no serious omissions in the description of the diagnostic relations of the nervous system. The arrangement of the book is excellent and accentuates the diagnosis of nervous diseases in a manner which will bring them home to the student and fix them in mind in a much better way than they can be obtained from the general treatises on nervous diseases. The first chapter deals with objective symptoms, such as aspect and expression, motor symptoms, ataxia, titubation, rotatory and choreic movements, tremor, and spasm in all its varieties. The reflexes are briefly considered, and we note that the writer does not regard the absence of them as always an evidence of a pathologic condition. In this we would heartily agree with him. It is the loss

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