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December 1970

Therapie der Nervenkrankheiten (Treatment of Nervous Disorders).

Arch Neurol. 1970;23(6):578. doi:10.1001/archneur.1970.00480300100020

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The publisher's output is so vast that books reviewed constitute the tip of the tip of the iceberg, and each month it's a new iceberg; so the reviewer is happy to recognize any pattern he can, and even to imply one. Two trends are easily discerned; one deals with publication of symposia and the other with the collection of contributions from a large number of authorities under a well known editor. Treatment of Nervous Disorders belongs to the latter group.

This book is huge and deals with all aspects of treatment in an encyclopedic fashion. It shows how groundless is the accusation that neurology is diagnostic detective work meticulously recorded in lengthy letters to the referring physician, without offering any hope or therapy to the patient. As in most multi-authored volumes, the quality of the contributions is uneven and the writing sometimes difficult to follow. Old methods, by now discarded,

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