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January 1946

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

Am J Dis Child. 1946;71(1):103. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020240110013

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In 1937 Ford wrote a comprehensive volume with the same title, and this is the second edition. While the first edition was complete, this volume contains reports on many conditions and many discussions not included in the first volume.

Among the inclusions in this volume are a discussion of the Arnold-Chiari malformation, electroencephalography for the diagnosis of epilepsy, involvement of the nervous system in anemia, the latest treatment of hyperthyroidism, disorders of lipid metabolism, hemorrhagic disease of the newborn, sulfonamide compounds in the treatment of brain abscess, the age of onset of myasthenia gravis and many others.

The titles of the twelve chapters of the book are: Examination of the Nervous System; Clinical Aspects of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System; Prenatal Diseases of the Nervous System; Heredofamilial and Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System; Infections and Parasitic Invasions of the Nervous System; Toxic and Metabolic Disorders Involving

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