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March 1941

Compendium of Regional Diagnosis in Lesions of the Brain and Spinal Cord.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(3):706. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200030236020

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This compendium, the first edition of which appeared in 1909, needs no introduction to neurologists, although it was written with the purpose of serving any physician or surgeon who might be called on to localize a pathologic process affecting the central nervous system. Although the present edition is larger than those that preceded it, the author has succeeded, in the main, in presenting a reputedly complicated subject simply, accurately and comprehensively.

In part I he discusses the localization of lesions of the spinal cord, first in the transverse plane and then in the longitudinal plane. The anatomy, physiology and semeiology are taken up in turn.

In part II the localization of cerebral lesions is approached in a similar manner. He first considers the brain stem, next the cerebellum and finally the cerebrum, basal ganglions and hypophysis. At the end of each part roentgenologic aspects of diagnosis and localization are discussed

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