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September 1968

Neurologie fur Artze und Studenten.

Arch Neurol. 1968;19(3):349. doi:10.1001/archneur.1968.00480030127017

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A veritable flood of neurology texts continues to appear and one has difficulty in distinguishing one from another. This soft covered book on neurology by Dr. Mumenthaler is, however, a welcome exception to the usual dreary lot. It is easily carried in a pocket and so can be consulted when needed. The first part has a most excellent review of clinical methods and of the localizing value of abnormal neurological signs. Superb diagrams, tables, and line drawings of common neurological abnormalities encountered at the bedside make this section unique among pocket-sized neurology texts. The diagrams of normal and pathological roentgenographic and electromyographic findings, and of other special tests, are far superior to the often encountered unintelligible photographs. In the second part, neurologic diseases are adequately described, and judiciously selected references are given for those who might want further information, but this should not be necessary for undergraduates. The understanding of

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