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November 1964

Lehrbuch der Neurologie.

Arch Neurol. 1964;11(5):569. doi:10.1001/archneur.1964.00460230119013

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Professor Scheid and five co-workers at the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry of the University of Cologne have written a large comprehensive new textbook of clinical neurology.

The arrangement of the subject matter is traditional. A chapter on clinical diagnostic methods and another on ancillary laboratory methods cover about 80 pages. The symptomatology of various neurological deficits is well discussed in terms of physiology and pathology. This chapter covers about 110 pages. The bulk of the text, 475 pages, is a description of the various clinical entities in neurology, including some which belong in the realm of psychiatry or psychosomatic medicine, such as "vegetative dystony or lability."

The chapters dealing with therapy are somewhat lacking in critical evaluation and possibly personal experience of the effects of drugs. Over 40 medications, many proprietary combinations, are recommended for the treatment of various forms of epilepsy. Diphenylhydantoin (Dilantin) and phenobarbital each appear under

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