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Books, Journals, New Media
September 10, 2003

Neuromuscular Disorders, Pediatrics

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Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(10):1388-1389. doi:10.1001/jama.290.10.1388

This new, multiauthored, comprehensive textbook deals with neuromuscular diseases in the pediatric age range. The senior editors, each bringing his own area of clinical expertise to the project, have assembled a group of 93 contributors.

I am not aware of any earlier texts that fill this exact niche. The book's intended audience consists of child neurologists, adult neurologists with an interest in or need for expanded information on neuromuscular diseases in childhood (particularly those whose practices include electromyography [EMG]), and residents and fellows. It would also serve as a valuable resource for those working on the basic science aspects of neuromuscular diseases and for clinicians in other fields, including orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation medicine, and rheumatology. With such a target audience, the text is clinically focused but solidly grounded on recent developments in the understanding of the molecular and genetic features of these illnesses.

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