Although based on a previous text (Nervous Diseases of Children, by B. Sachs, M.D.), this volume is enlarged and rewritten to constitute a new and comprehensive work of 861 pages with more than 100 illustrations. The format is pleasing and the bibliography recent.
The structure and function of the central nervous system are briefly considered and methods of examination outlined in the opening chapters. Meningitis and epidemic encephalitis are well described, especially the pathology and possible etiology of the latter, although one might wish in a work of this sort for a discussion of behavior disorders following encephalitis, in view of their rather frequent occurrence nowadays. Infantile cerebral palsies are thoroughly discussed, especially as to pathogenesis — aside from some recent work on the occurrence and early diagnosis and treatment of meningeal hemorrhage in the new-born infant.
Neurosyphilis in the young is so rare, the authors feel that it merits