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March 1968

Leitfaden der Neurologie.

Arch Neurol. 1968;18(3):335. doi:10.1001/archneur.1968.00470330125021

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This, the eighth edition of A Guide to Neurology, addresses itself to medical students and physicians and, as such, is useful to help the uninitiated in clinical neurological examination. The section dealing with peripheral nerve lesions is exhaustive and replete with useful diagrams and tables, particularly those summarizing syndromes due to lesions of roots or nerves. The rest of the nervous system, however, is treated unevenly, and this presumably reflects the personal interests of the author. The discussion of subdural hematomas, for example, occupies but 11 lines. In the treatment of cerebrovascular disease, arterial blood letting as a therapeutic measure is thought contraindicated, but it is somewhat surprising that such medieval measures are even mentioned in a modern book. The student interested in neurology will not find the key references which he might wish to consult in order to broaden his knowledge, and it is regrettable that textbooks are published

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