Walter Russell Brain's widely acclaimed Diseases of the Nervous System, which placed greater than usual emphasis on the application of anatomy and physiology to the interpretation of neurologic diseases, first appeared in 1933. Lord Brain was beginning a seventh edition at the time of his death in 1966. Sir John Walton, formerly Professor of Neurology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, now Warden of Green College, Oxford, has sustained a felicitous tradition.
The ninth edition contains much newly integrated information, new introductions, commentaries, interpretations, conclusions, and illustrations, with appropriate citations. The chapter on disorders of function in the light