Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by George Karpati, David Hilton-Jones, and Robert C. Griggs, 7th ed, 775 pp, with illus, $220, ISBN 0-521-65062-3, New York, NY. Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Disorders of Skeletal Muscle has become a key reference standard for those who study muscle disorders. The lower cost, compared with the two-volume Myology text, will make it more accessible to residents and fellows. It is a cover-to-cover must-read for fellows in neuromuscular disease and for clinicians specializing in neuromuscular disorders. In addition, it is an essential reference for neurologists and physiatrists with an interest in neuromuscular disorders and for basic science researchers studying disorders of voluntary muscle. Given the strong emphasis on the basic cell biology of skeletal muscle, it is an ideal textbook for a graduate course in myology.
Muscle DisordersDisorders of Voluntary Muscle. JAMA. 2002;287(15):2006. doi:10.1001/jama.287.15.2006-JBK0417-4-1