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November 4, 1905

Paralysis and Other Diseases of the Nervous System, in Childhood and Early Life.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(19):1427. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510190063028

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In his preface the author says that this book "is, in effect, an expression of personal opinions, the result of the writer's observations, modified and extended by his knowledge of the views of others, on subjects which have interested him for a good many years, and in regard to which he had the good fortune to have special opportunities of acquiring experience." It certainly is written from the standpoint of the writer. Apparently, he has treated the different diseases at a length proportioned to his interest in them, and the same is true of the different parts of the several subjects. Had he kept the reader and his needs more in mind the book might be much more valuable. The matter of treatment in detail seems to interest the author but little, even in such diseases as chorea and epilepsy, and consequently, throughout the work receives rather cursory and perfunctory

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