This internationally known neurologic textbook had been formerly translated into English (published by C. V. Mosby Company, St. Louis); its author, Robert Bing, full professor at the University of Basel, Switzerland, has been for many years a leading figure in European neurology. In this edition he again shows his tremendous experience and knowledge, in thirty lectures. This form is particularly apt to make the reader comfortable. Reading is like listening to a fluent talk.
Lecture 18 concerns aphasia, apraxia and agnosia. This difficult field is described with clarity and precision. Equally captivating is lecture 25 about the diseases of the sympathetic nervous system and the angiotrophoneuroses. Everywhere the textual matter is integrated with many well selected photographs, anatomic designs and diagrams. Unlike many other textbooks its main goal is approach to the diseases of the nervous system from an etiologic and pathophysiologic point of view. Formerly the tendency was to