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July 1959

The Clinical Examination of the Nervous System.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;104(1):164. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270070166021

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The appearance of the eleventh edition of this book is evidence of its wide acceptance as a standard text with reference to the neurological examination. The book has become progressively longer with succeeding editions, which has somewhat reduced its value as an undergraduate textbook. The content is largely derived from the author's own clinical experience. There are sections on neuroradiology, electroencephalography, electromyography, and cerebrospinal fluid examination, which are brief and are more fully covered in other texts. There is little emphasis on the analysis of neurological signs in neuroanatomical or neurophysiological terms. The most valuable sections are those which deal with the techniques of the neurological examination and the clinical interpretation of neurological signs. The monograph is not intended to be a text on neurology, but it is especially valuable to the medical student for use as a preparation for clinical neurology and as a guide to the clinician interested

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