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The author prefaces his book with a 17th century quotation of apocryphal origin which demeans the citation of many authors in the preparation of a book. This quotation and the book call up another quotation of that era, also of dubious authorship, "Disease as it stalks the land cannot keep up with the evil of scribbling about it." At least it seems apposite as texts of neurology have been released in a spate the past few years. Perhaps it is not the number that offends, but the stated intent of some of these to simplify neurology. Neurology is not simple nor are the advances in biochemistry and physiology making it any simpler. Fortunately, Dr. Locke has not done in his text what he promised in his preface. He promises an "easily acquired, analytic tool," but has written an excellent primer which covers much of neurology and correlates it with the
Joynt RJ. Neurology. Arch Neurol. 1967;17(2):222. doi:10.1001/archneur.1967.00470260112015
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