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February 1968

Neurology ed 6.

Arch Neurol. 1968;18(2):221-222. doi:10.1001/archneur.1968.00470320123018

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The authors make clear in their introduction that skill in neurological diagnosis rests on meticulous attention to the history and neurological examination and not on diagnostic procedures. This important theme prevails throughout this well-organized, comprehensive textbook of neurology. The initial chapter is devoted to a most lucid presentation of the neurological examination, well worth the reading time of medical students, trainees, and practitioners in any branch of medicine. This is followed by sections on newer concepts of the bases of neurological disorders derived from recent contributions in chemistry, genetics, and studies of developmental defects. There then follows the traditional approach to diagnosis of diseases of the nervous system based on regional anatomy. These sections, comprising a major portion of the text, detail the important anatomical structures, the defects produced when their function is impaired, and the major pathological processes by which they are involved. Separate sections are devoted to the

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