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Books, Journals, New Media
February 3, 1999

NeurologyComprehensive Neurology

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Roger N. Rosenberg and David E. Pleasure, 2nd ed, 948 pp, with illus, $225, ISBN 0-471-16958-7, New York, NY, John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

JAMA. 1999;281(5):467. doi:10.1001/jama.281.5.467

In 1997, JAMA received 102 submissions in neurology of books (and some journals and new media) for review (H. S. Meyer, MD, unpublished data, 1998), for a specialty with 11,714 physicians in the United States, including residents and fellows. Compare this with the numbers in some other fields (Table 1): neurologists proportionally lead in writing and presumably in buying books. Do we also read a lot or merely fill our bookshelves to confront the complexities of the nervous system? Rosenberg and Pleasure's Comprehensive Neurology, second edition, is one of the many excellent textbooks that we are fortunate to have.

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