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February 1962

Review of Scientific Aspects on Neurology.

Arch Neurol. 1962;6(2):171-172. doi:10.1001/archneur.1962.00450200085012

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Scientific Aspects of Neurology is a compilation of a series of postgraduate lectures covering aspects of the whole field of neurological sciences. The purpose of the lectures and book was not to provide the scientific details of recent advances, but, rather, to afford a glimpse, especially to non-neurologists, of the scientific foundations and the trends of thought of present-day British neurology. The scope of the twenty lectures comprising the volume is broad; the subjects include the problem of the origin of the pyramidal tract, the applied physiology of sleep, the pharmacology of the reticular activating system, a consideration of writer's cramp and the conditioned reflex, clinical considerations of the basilar artery syndrome, treatment of posterior communicating artery aneurysms, diagnosis of traumatic tetraplegia, the rational usage of tranquillizing drugs, the radiology of strokes, multiple sclerosis, and a historical consideration of Broca's contribution to aphasia. Each chapter is provocative; those of particular

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