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Book and Media Reviews
January 5, 2011

Caplan’s Stroke: A Clinical Approach

JAMA. 2011;305(1):99-103. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1941

Louis Caplan has occupied the informal post of “Dean of American Stroke Neurology” for many years, having authored more than 35 books and 600 journal articles. Now into his eighth decade, he is still writing books. Why? I asked myself—and will his latest version of Caplan's Stroke be any good? Readers entering middle age who believe that their minds will be ravaged by the ineluctable march of time should herewith take comfort. Granted, this fourth edition of Caplan's Stroke is a rewrite of a previous edition, but the sheer breadth and depth of Caplan's learning and common sense, coupled with up-to-date information, will humble most readers.

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