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September 26, 1980

Current Neurology

Author Affiliations

University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago

JAMA. 1980;244(13):1501. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310130073043

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This volume is a revised and updated edition of a previous tome, incorporating many new advances in the neurosciences.

In just over 500 pages, the authors delineate their contributions: 26 topics arranged in 11 carefully selected major sections. Each of the 36 authorities is a person of established reputation in his or her particular field of interest.

Subjects range from basic neurosciences to higher cortical function, with coverage of the most controversial areas, making this a very up-to-date work. The contributors are open-minded as they discuss their own thinking and the thinking of others.

Each section, in my judgment, is masterfully written, surpassing even the brilliance of the earlier volume. Reviews of past and recent research and clinical correlations put new progress into a broad context. Topics are smoothly developed, and the text reads easily. All references are clear, abundant, and recent, and the reader will have no problems locating