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February 2, 1994

Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management

Author Affiliations

Georgetown University Hospital Washington, DC


edited by Henry J. M. Barnett, Bennett M. Stein, J. P. Mohr, and Frank M. Yatsu, 2nd ed, 1270 pp, with illus, $225, ISBN 0-443-08732-6, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone, 1992.

JAMA. 1994;271(5):406. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510290090050

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At a time of striking advances in physiological understanding, increased diagnostic accuracy, and effective therapies for both prevention of stroke and reduction of brain damage after stroke, there is increased need for a textbook that deals with this entity.

In the past, the major issues addressed in textbooks concerned how to identify the location of a lesion within the brain and how to differentiate occlusion and hemorrhage. The body of knowledge moved at a glacial pace. The fact that there is a need for this, the second edi

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