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Diseases of the Nervous System –by John Eastman Wilson, M.D

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Diseases of the Nervous System –by John Eastman Wilson, M.D. is reviewed in the North American Journal of Homoeopathy – January, 1917.

Diseases of the Nervous System

This book was published in 1916, and is still available, though no longer in print.

Author: John Eastman Wilson, A.B., M.D.

Second Edition. 682 pages

Philadelphia : Boericke & Tafel, 1916.

Reviewed in North American Journal of Homoeopathy  –  January, 1917

The author, John Eastman Wilson, AB, M.D. (1857-1929) was Professor of Diseases of the Nervous System, New York Homœopathic College and Hospital for Women.

In the preparation of the second edition of this work, the first edition, valued by student and practitioner, has been reviewed, revised, and brought in its entirety thoroughly up to date.   The thoughtful reader cannot fail to be impressed with the following points:  The clearness with which the neurological facts are  stated; that the exposition of the nervous diseases is lucid; that the  elucidation of the pathological basis of symptoms of diseases of the  nervous system is made clear whenever the actual basis of the neurological  phenomenon is known; that from a therapeutic point of view the value  of the symptomological prescription of the indicated remedy is set forth  in such a way as to make the reader realize that a great mass of homoeopathic literature has been searched and the findings skillfully applied;  that the author has a broad outlook therapeutically since he brings to the reader not only homoeopathic remedies but also remedies having  some clinical basis for their use as well as the adjuvant and palliative agents from various sources; and finally, that the author has given to his readers the very last word from the most reliable research workers on epidemic cerebro-spinal meningitis, anterior poliomyelitis acuta and the so-called parasyphilitic diseases.

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