Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Louis R. Caplan, 3rd ed, 556 pp, with illus, $99, ISBN 0-7506-9953-1, Boston, Mass, Butterworth-Heinenmann, 2000.
Textbooks on cerebrovascular disease have proliferated lately. Most are weighty tomes with a high level of scientific, pathologic, clinical, and historical detail.
While these monumental works are certainly useful for answering specific questions, they are difficult to swallow whole. This creates a need for a more manageably sized review of stroke, which can be read in its entirety and provides a unified clinical approach. Dr Louis Caplan's monograph admirably performs this function.
StrokeCaplan's Stroke: A Clinical Approach. JAMA. 2001;285(18):2382-2383. doi:10.1001/jama.285.18.2382-JBK0509-4-1