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July 1995

Principles of Neurology: Companion Handbook

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Columbus, Ohio

Arch Neurol. 1995;52(7):655. doi:10.1001/archneur.1995.00540310025010

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This handbook, with 517 pages of tightly presented material, can indeed be carried in one hand, or in an intern's pocket. Nevertheless, it is so tightly done that for some of us older readers a magnifying glass might be considered. The binding on my copy tended to split, but we heard that Hughlings Jackson tore pocket books in two and put half in each pocket. Nevertheless, this is a fine piece of work, print or binding not withstanding, and may be the most detailed neurologic pocketbook available. Occasional suggestions seem a bit behind the times, eg, chlorpromazine for the treatment of tics or bentonite as a choice to attach the electrodes to an electroencephalograph. Far more often, the book clearly conveys current concepts, at times in the elegant language of scholars from Oxford or Boston, eg, "antalgic pseudoparesis" instead of "pain inhibition." A remarkable expanse of details is wedged in,

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