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July 20, 1895

A Treatise on the Nervous Diseases of Children, for Physicians and Students.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(3):121. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430290039014

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American medical literature will soon rival the French in the extent and variety of its monographs, and works devoted to specialty subdivisions. We should also add that the quality of American medical literature is constantly improving. The book under consideration is well written and exhaustive. It contains eleven chapters devoted to General Nervous Diseases; twelve to Organic Diseases of the Nervous System; eight chapters to Diseases of the Brain, an introduction and an appendix; a copious index concludes the work. There are 162 illustrations. The author's conservatism is well shown in the chapter on chorea, wherein he rejects the large doses of arsenic recommended by some, and takes issue with Erb regarding the use of electricity. In regard to the question of school-going the author says: "A special caution is necessary as regards the question of attendance at school. Every choreic child, however mild its attack may be, should be

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