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Those of us who are old enough to have known the joy of studying Haymaker's translation and expansion of Bing's Local Diagnosis in Neurological Diseases will experience a sense of happy anticipation on taking up Topical Diagnosis in Neurology. There is reference to Robert Bing in the foreword by Hassler, and the subtitle of the newer text—Anatomy, Physiology, Signs, Symptoms—is the leitmotiv of both works. Dr Richard Lindenberg, who is, as was Haymaker, a neuropathologist (and who contributed illustrative material, from his immense resources, to both books) is translator of "The Duus" (a nickname for the book in many countries).
For me, anticipation was heightened by my vivid recollection of teaching sessions (indelicately dubbed "Lindy's Delicatessen") that Floyd Gilles had taken me to at the Baltimore morgue in the early 1960s, when Dr Lindenberg and Ellen Freytag (his literal "girl Friday") succinctly described case after case, each time
Goldblatt D. Topical Diagnosis in Neurology: Anatomy, Physiology, Signs, Symptoms. Arch Neurol. 1991;48(3):257. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530150025004
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