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June 11, 1997

Principles of Neurology

Author Affiliations

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

JAMA. 1997;277(22):1817-1818. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540460083048

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In the 20 years since it was first published, Principles of Neurology has become a classic text, with each edition receiving a warm reception. Its goal has remained unchanged and is clearly achieved by the sixth edition, which follows the high standard of its predecessors. In a single handsome volume, a review of neurologic phenomenology is followed by a description of various neurologic syndromes and then by an account of the major categories of neurologic disease in adults and children, including a chapter on the neurology of aging. Finally, consideration is given to psychiatric disorders, an important aspect for all clinicians, but especially for neurologists.

The text has been thoroughly updated to incorporate recent advances of clinical relevance in molecular biology, neuroimaging, neuropharmacology, and neuroimmunology. It is written with an enviable clarity and elegance of style and reflects the confidence of clinical experience buttressed by insights derived from advances