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April 12, 1965


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor.

JAMA. 1965;192(2):155-157. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080150085023

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Major Reference Works  There are two major reference works published in English, both encyclopedic in their scope, but different in method of presentation. A. B. Baker's Clinical Neurology (ed 2, 4 vol, Hoeber, 1962, $85), the product of many well-known neurologists, contains the most recent and detailed information on neurologic diseases and their treatment that is available in one text. Despite the excellent editing by Dr. Baker, the chapters range in quality from excellent to average and vary considerably in the thoroughness with which the subjects are discussed.S.A.K. Wilson's Neurology (A. N. Bruce [ed.], ed 2, 3 vol, Williams & Wilkins, 1955, $37.50) is the other major reference work. The first edition presented the views of the late Dr. Wilson. The second edition contains minor revisions prepared by Bruce. Although it may be destined to become primarily of historic interest, this text is of current value because of the

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