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May 1960


AMA Arch Neurol. 1960;2(5):593. doi:10.1001/archneur.1960.03840110107013

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The demand leading to the publication of a fifth edition of this textbook of neurology attests to the success of its predecessors. This new edition, completely revised by Dr. Bucy and Dr. Sahs, is a worthy successor. It is a large book, which manages to cover a major proportion of the multiplicities of structure, function, and disease that have come to be within the province of neurology.

The first chapter on the neurological examination has several especially valuable features, notably the portions devoted to neuroradiology, electroencephalography, and psychological testing. These sections demonstrate lucidly both the values and the limitations of these adjuncts to the clinical neurological examination. This is followed by "Neurochemistry and Metabolic Diseases," which presents both the basic aspects of what is known of the chemistry of the nervous system and the known biochemical defects involving the neural apparatus. Subsequent chapters approach both anatomical and pathological aspects of

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