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September 24, 1892

A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System.

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By W. R. Gowers, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.S. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Vol. 1, Diseases of the Nerves and Spinal Cord. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston Son & Co.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(13):386. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420130030009

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The work of Dr. Gower's in its first edition has been so long before our readers that we do not think an extended and critical review of these pages is needed at this time. The title page says that this second edition is revised and enlarged; a comparision with the older work shows that indeed it is a new edition and not a reprint, as is too often the case.

A careful examination shows that the author has brought to his task a wealth of clinical experience and such a profound grasp of the philosophy of medicine, that his work easily ranks first among the English treatises on diseases of the nervous system.

The typography of this, the American edition, is only fair, the paper is poor, and the cuts are most of them blurred and indistinct. It is to be regretted that so valuable a work does not come

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