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April 1, 1968

Stroke Rehabilitation: Basic Concepts and Research Trends

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Ann Arbor, Mich

JAMA. 1968;204(1):84. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140140086038

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Interest in cerebrovascular disease continues to increase. Many books have recently been published concerning both basic and clinical aspects of this problem. I therefore approached this text with the thought: Why another?—and was pleased to find the answer. The book's purpose is to bridge the gap that has existed between clinical neurology and rehabilitation medicine as such. The text includes material covered in the conference dealing with rehabilitation of patients with stroke, which was held in Houston in January 1966 under the sponsorship of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association. Bringing together the views of 27 experts in stroke rehabilitation, the work packs much useful information into a brief, highly readable, and relatively inexpensive book.

In addition to discussing the treatment of hemiplegia and aphasia, the chapters on clinical varieties of stroke, by Dr. T. R. Johns, and clinical evaluation of the stroke process, by Dr. Fields, enhance the value of this