Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Phillip A. Low, 2nd ed, 845 pp, with illus, $179, ISBN 0-316-53281-8, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott-Raven, 1997.
Few neurologists have maintained or acquired the breadth of expertise necessary to practice in the complex field of autonomic dysfunction. Phillip Low, chairman of the Division of Clinical Neurophysiology and founder of the autonomic laboratory at the Mayo Clinic, is one of them. Like the first (1993) edition of his text Clinical Autonomic Disorders, the second is a multiauthored survey of current knowledge on diagnosis and treatment of autonomic dysfunction.
Clinical Autonomic Disorders demonstrates both the extent of penetration of "autonomic neurology" into fields like cardiology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, and urology and the quickening pace of progress in understanding human autonomic physiology. For this reasonably comprehensive survey of the subject, authors had to be tapped from departments of anesthesiology, internal medicine, urology, physiology, and dermatology as well as neurology.
Autonomic DisordersClinical Autonomic Disorders: Evaluation and Management. JAMA. 1998;279(13):1041. doi:10.1001/jama.279.13.1041