This work, dealing with the general principles of neurology, constitutes the first volume of a handbook which, when completed, is to embrace the entire practice of neurology. In its preparation forty-six authors, each an authority on the subject assigned him, have contributed to make this the most exhaustive treatise on practical neurology to be found in any language. The value of each article is greatly enhanced by the good bibliography which accompanies it—a feature not found in any other neurologic text-book. The subject-matter is treated of in five chapters and many subchapters.
Chapter 1, by Bielschowsky, comprises about 90 pages, with 6 colored plates. The histology and histopathology receive masterly treatment by the well-known author of the new fibrilstain, by means of which greater insight has been afforded into the histology of the nervous system. The writer, though a follower of Apathy and Bethe, both of whom have labored hard