Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Christopher G. Goetz and Eric J. Pappert, 1220 pp, with illus, includes CD-ROM, $75, ISBN 0-7216-6423-7, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1999.
With the explosion of new general neurology textbooks, one might wonder if yet another is necessary. My skepticism disappeared, however, when I began to read this text and review the accompanying CD-ROM. Drs Goetz and Pappert have produced an outstanding book, which likely will earn a prominent place in the pantheon of enduring neurology textbooks.
This single-volume, multiauthored, attractively produced textbook of general neurology is organized in a traditional format with discussions of neuroanatomical localization, presenting syndromes, and diagnostic techniques preceding the encyclopedic treatment of diseases. A major strength is the thorough and well-illustrated set of chapters on neuroanatomical localization and presenting syndromes. These chapters integrate and interpret findings on the neurological examination to permit the reader to understand the pathophysiology of presenting clinical syndromes.
NeurologyTextbook of Clinical Neurology. JAMA. 1999;282(11):1094-1095. doi:10.1001/jama.282.11.1094-JBK0915-3-1