This book is simply a stepping stone, a brief sketch of those nervous diseases that are most commonly met in general practice. The author has attempted to give a picture of each disease sufficiently clear to enable the student to recognize it.
The earnest requests, oft repeated and almost unanimous, coming
from the students to whom it has been my privilege to lecture on
the subject of neurology during several years, that I put my lectures in
book form is my apology for offering this little work to the profession.
No claim is made for completeness or perfection, but as the name
indicates it is simply the stepping stones, a brief sketch of those nervous diseases that are most commonly met in general practice.
I have attempted to give a picture of each disease sufficiently clear to
enable the student to recognize it, and have eliminated all superfluous
matter. This will obviate the necessity of the student reading several
pages of chaff in order to get a single grain of wheat. An attempt also
has been made to so present the subject that it will not appear as a general jumble of mysterious statements calculated only to confuse instead
The arrangement is the simplest possible, and at the same time it is
such as to be most easily comprehended, The generals are given first
in the definition, varieties, when there are more than one;. then the
etiology. This is followed by the morbid anatomy. If the student has
his anatomy and physiology he will, by the morbid anatomy, be enabled
to tell the symptoms from that alone before studying: the symptomatology in the book. After the symptoms comes the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.
The treatment, both general and medicinal, is given with only those
remedies that the author has found most frequently indicated, together
with their leading indications. The homoeopathic treatment is emphasized in all respects.
I trust that the profession will accept the book in the spirit in which
it is written, and be charitable in criticism, and frank in the correction
of any errors that may appear, so that they may be eliminated from any
possible future edition.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
Acupuncture & Acupressure (198)
Gem Therapy (27)
Original Texts (235)
Therapy & Treatment (119)
Tibetan Healing (140)
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