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November 1945

Diseases of the Nervous System in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;76(5):398. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210350144021

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Dr. Ford allowed eight years to elapse before bringing out his present (second) edition, and it would require much more space to review in detail such an encyclopedic treatise. Features to be specially noted are the introductory chapters on the examination of the nervous system in general and the clinical aspects of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, the many excellent photographs and diagrams, the thorough bibliographies and the excellent general format with large readable type. Every variation of the complicated neurologic disorders of childhood is mentioned, as, for example, no less than forty-three heredofamilial and degenerative diseases. Prenatal diseases, infections, tumors and so forth present a hardly less formidable array. The illustrative case histories seem especially useful in dealing with material of this sort in which the nosologic aspect is so important. Dr. Ford's treatise will undoubtedly remain the standard reference work on the subject.

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