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December 1940


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(6):1341-1354. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190180153011

Several important books have appeared this year in the field of neurology and psychiatry. In the first place stands Wilson's "Neurology,"1 published posthumously and edited by Wilson's great friend Ninian Bruce. The book is complete, scholarly and well written. It supplants the old Oppenheim, and to say that is high praise indeed. As a book of reference it is indispensable, but it is not a handbook for students.

Another important book by an English author is the "Selected Writings of Sir Charles Sherrington," edited by Denny-Brown.2 The published papers of Sir Charles are scattered through so many journals and over such a long period of time that many of them are difficult to find. They contain a mass of systematic observation and faithful record that gives a classic example of the scientific method and makes a monumental contribution to the literature of the nervous system. It is therefore

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