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Books, Journals, New Media
March 13, 2002

NeurologyPrognosis of Neurological Disorders

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Randolph W. Evans, David S. Baskin, and Frank M. Yatsu, 2nd ed, 758 pp, $99.50, ISBN 0-19-511936-3, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2000.

JAMA. 2002;287(10):1327. doi:10.1001/jama.287.10.1327

The question of prognosis, the editors of this book state, comes up frequently with patients and physicians and in medical-legal situations, hence this "compendium of neurological disorders from the viewpoint of prognosis." The book has 43 chapters contributed by 79 authors from the United States and Canada.

Part 1 contains chapters on ethical, psychological, and medical-legal aspects of prognosticating in neurological disorders. There is also a chapter on economic outcomes of health care. Parts 2 through 12 cover major disease groups, including cerebrovascular; cranial nerves and brainstem; pain; infections; inflammatory diseases; trauma; neoplasms; neuromuscular diseases; metabolic, toxic, degenerative, and paroxysmal disorders; congenital and genetic disorders; and disorders associated with pregnancy.

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