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December 1959

Pediatric Neurology.

AMA Arch Neurol. 1959;1(6):703. doi:10.1001/archneur.1959.03840060125008

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The size of a textbook is important. A number of medical ones are too large and heavy for easy handling and transportation and so may be left on the shelf. Not so for this one, which measures 9I/4×6I/4×1 in. There are two reasons for this size. First, the subjects of anatomy and methods of examination of the nervous system, so adequately presented in other books, are omitted. Second, words are conserved by skillful usage and confinement of clinical descriptions to what is typical, while leaving subsidiary details to be found in a large and up-to-date list of references. There is no sacrifice of comprehensiveness to smallness in this book.

A textbook may be defined as a presentation of all the concepts that can be derived from the assemblage and classification of all of the facts within the scope of the subject. Any reader with experience in pediatric neurology would conclude

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