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January 18, 1902

The Diagnosis of Nervous and Mental Diseases.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(3):190. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480030048023

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The object of this little work as stated by the author is to facilitate the recognition of disorders of the nervous system and mind by those who are not specialists in the departments of neurology or psychiatry. It is, therefore, simply a compilation of facts and in the main, especially as regards the neurological side, judiciously made. We do not think that its classification of mental disorders is exactly that which is coming to be most generally accepted, and some of the types and diagnostic symptoms will not be of such service as will be the case with those in regard to nervous diseases proper. The author largely follows the etiologic classification and recognizes a number of types of mental disease which really have no clinical existence, in our opinion. This, however, is of minor importance. As a guide in medical diagnosis of diseases of the brain and nervous system

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