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September 16, 1899

A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(12):744-745. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450640058025

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This latest addition of Gowers' standard "Manual of Nervous Diseases" will be welcomed by the profession. The changes in the present volume bring it up to the more recent acquisitions in the department of neurology. The author has apparently accepted in full in this edition the later theories of the neuron and has added a chapter on the general constitution of the nervous system, in which the neuron theory and its history are elucidated. The additions are found, moreover, in every portion of the work and aggregate a total of seventy-six pages in excess of that of the prior edition. An appendix on the muscle spindle, by Dr. F. E. Batten concludes the text. The index is only moderately complete, but as this is the first volume this can be made more satisfactory when the finished work appears.

This revised edition of the work will, beyond question, continue its deserved

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