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December 1963

Diseases of the Nervous System Described for Practitioners and Students. Tenth edition.

Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(6):990-991. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860060202030

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It is appropriate that at about the same time the 10th edition of Sir Francis Walshe's Diseases of the Nervous System was published, E. & S. Livingstone Ltd., Scottish medical publishers in Edinburgh, celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the launching of their medical book business. It is a publishing house which the people who helped celebrate the centennial declare is justly known for integrity, high quality of book craft, and, above all, friends. Indeed, Sir Francis Walshe himself said that Livingstones had a standing unsurpassed in medical publishing and a great reputation for their kindly treatment of authors. This is a trend we should encourage. Not all medical presses follow this good pattern, as I have indicated previously (Arch Intern Med 110:1-3, 1962). If, as I think we would all agree, the aforesaid are eminently notable qualifications for a publisher, what is it about a book that leads to a

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