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December 14, 1901

Text-Book of Nervous Diseases, Being a Compendium for the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine.

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By Charles L. Dana, A.M., M.D., Professor of Nervous Diseases in Cornell University Medical College. Fifth Edition. With 244 Illustrations. Cloth. Pp. 633. Price, $3.50 net. New York: William Wood & Co. 1901.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(24):1623. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470500051022

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This work, which has been much enlarged during the successive editions through which it has passed since its first appearance, has been revised and somewhat added to in the present one. The chapter on myelitis has been rewritten; a chapter on general paresis has been added, including this, as is proper, among the nervous diseases falling wholly as much to the specialty of neurology as to psychiatry. The author's experience with this disorder is of interest in that he shows a large proportion of Hebrews among his private cases, in this matter agreeing with a recent English observer who has called attention to this prevalence. The chapter on myelitis has been completely rewritten and though the author does not speak of the other changes that have been made, they seem to be such as add to the value of the work. The book is one that will undoubtedly continue to

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