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August 1950

Practical Neurological Diagnosis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;44(2):353. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910020360013

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This is a small textbook (290 pages), giving instructions on how to conduct a neurologic examination and how to interpret the findings. It is well illustrated and contains a number of useful aids, such as a glossary of terms, a table listing cerebrospinal fluid findings in various conditions and a series of roentgenologic pictures of the skull and spinal column. The material is presented succinctly according to anatomic subdivisions, with little or no discussion of controversial issues and a minimum of references.

The book is intended for, and is admirably suited to, the student. For those who already have a considerable familiarity with the subject it will be found insufficient, and some aspects of it may seem objectionable. Thus, from the ophthalmologic point of view the following objections may be noted (in the opinion of the reviewer): The illustration selected to show the eye (fig. 1) depicts a pencil of

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