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Biochemical Aspects of Neurological Disorders

Donald E. Widmann, MD
JAMA. 1965;194(12):1333-1334. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090250067037.
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This valuable collection of review articles is based on a series of lectures that was given in 1964 at the Institute of Neurology, the National Hospital, Queen's Square. The subjects covered have a wide range, from myasthenia, muscular dystrophy, and toxic and metabolic neuropathies to depression, retardation, and other mental disorders. For most of the diseases considered excellent reviews of the clinical, genetic, and pathologic aspects precede the biochemical discussions.

The book is well organized and well written. It will appeal to readers who have clinical or research interests in neurology, as well as those concerned with neurologic biochemistry or psychiatry. There is a refreshing absence of jargon, the writing is lucid and easily understood, and the coverage is comprehensive. Anyone interested in neurologic disorders should read this work if only to confirm his faith that good prose still has its place in medical writing. We do not often come


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