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March 29, 1902

Clinique des Maladies du Systeme Nerveux, Hospice de la Salpetriere (1897-1898, 1898-1899). Cinquième and Quatrième Serie.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(13):836. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480130034018

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These two volumes are the latest of the series publishing Professor Raynaud's didactic lectures at the Salpêtrière. As in the earlier issues of this series they are not exactly parts of a systematic text-book on nervous disorders, but rather a succession of clinical lectures on various conditions published as they were delivered, but with numerous schematic and other illustrations. They do not form a treatise, but are instead a series of monographic studies of special subjects, and as such have a particular value.

Among the subjects included in the two volumes may be mentioned polio-encephalitis superior, various disorders attendant on or complicating tabes—such as ophthalmoplegia, muscular atrophy, etc.—affections of the conus terminalis, juvenile general paralysis, myxedema, partial epilepsy, cortical sensory centers, multiple sclerosis, etc. All of these are handled in a masterly way and the volumes form a valuable contribution to neurologic literature. As usual with French writers the style

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