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September 12, 1990

Neurology and General Medicine: The Neurological Aspects of Medical Disorders

Author Affiliations

Veterans Administration Medical Center Dartmouth Medical School Hanover, NH

Veterans Administration Medical Center Dartmouth Medical School Hanover, NH


by Michael J. Aminoff, 824 pp, with illus, $84.95, ISBN 0-443-08575-7, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone, 1989.

JAMA. 1990;264(10):1330. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450100122041

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This book will be of considerable interest to both internists and neurologists. It focuses on those categories of systemic disease that are, frequently or rarely, complicated by disorders of neurological function. From the internist's point of view, few, if any, important neurological complications have been omitted, and in practically all cases the discussions are sufficiently detailed to leave the reader with a balanced concept of the topic under consideration.

The book will probably be of even greater value to neurologists for the simple reason that most disorders calling for neurological consultation are manifestations of diseases of organ systems other than the nervous system. This is, after all, the reason for insisting that at least one year of training in general medicine precede training in neurology. So great has been the expansion of knowledge in the medical specialties that even the general internist, let alone the neurologist, finds it difficult to