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April 24, 1967


JAMA. 1967;200(4):351. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120170123046

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This addition to Little, Brown's Paperback Medical Textbooks is published with the hope that "it will offer an easily acquired analytical tool for dealing with problems of neurological medicine." The author's plan as stated in the preface is to de-emphasize the presentation of disease process by name, to stress an approach to the neurologic patient, and to share with the reader a "point of view." The book contains three sections: the neurologic examination, topographical diagnosis, and common clinical problems including a discussion of the unconscious patient, convulsive disorder, stroke, trauma, alcohol, infection, headache, and the effect of distant cancer on the nervous system. It is the section on common clinical problems which distinguishes this book from other paperback neurology textbooks limited to the neurologic examination and clinical neuroanatomy.

Each of the sections contains a large volume of information which is compressed into a relatively few pages. The material is accurately