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July 1938

Diseases of the Nervous System in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(1):162-163. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850190174024

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This is a sound book on the neurology of the developing nervous system. It has the orthodox first chapter on methods of examination. This includes data on roentgenography and the newer technics of the injection of air, iodized poppyseed oil 40 per cent and colloidal thorium dioxide, with a critique of their limitations and dangers.

The chapter on anatomy and physiology is concise and clear and stresses the developmental point of view, so important in a genuine comprehension of neurologic manifestations, particularly in the ripening nervous system of children.

The clinical descriptions follow under various etiologic classifications, the section on the prenatal heredofamilial group being naturally somewhat longer than in a textbook on the nervous system of the adult. The separate disease entities are detailed under each etiologic classification. The descriptions are brief and clear. They include a consideration of the etiologic factors, the pathologic

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