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November 29, 1902

General Paresis: Practical and Clinical.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(22):1402. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480480044014

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Chase has taken the most modern name for the subject which he here treats and for a convenient little monograph which covers quite completely, though in rather a general way, the whole range of symptoms, pathology, treatment, etc. He has gone over the authorities and literature of the subject very thoroughly and has given in a condensed form the general facts. The book is full of illustrative cases taken from all sources. As regards the question of etiology, the author does not follow those who consider it exclusively of syphilitic antecedents, but recognizes a syphilitic insanity as closely resembling this condition. The illustrations are excellent and give one a very fair idea of the general appearance of paresis in its different stages. We notice an omission as regards the differential diagnosis. There is nothing specially said in regard to one of the most important points, namely, distinguishing the early symptoms

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