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November 27, 1897

Text-book of Nervous Diseases.

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By Charles L. Dana, A.M., M.D., New York. Fourth revised edition. One volume, octavo, pp. 640. Profusely illustrated. Muslin, $3.50 net. New York: William Wood and Company. 1897.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(22):1127. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440480043017

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This edition of the book has been given a very complete revision, and some parts of it have been entirely rewritten. Says the author: "Those who have the pleasure of knowing him personally and his conscientious work will accept his statement as they would his bond." A chapter has been added on alcoholic meningitis, a very necessary addition, and one that should appeal especially to those connected with ambulance service everywhere. Such additions have been made to the therapeutics as the experience of the author has seemed to him to warrant.

The author says: "The number of nervous diseases has not lessened as the years have rolled by, but their grouping and relations are better understood, and the essential unity of many groups has been made more distinct. Those who read the present volume will perhaps be somewhat disturbed at first by the new nomenclature, which has so much to

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