By Frank A. Elliott. 688 pp, 171 illus. $12.50. W. B. Saunders Co., W Washington Sq, Philadelphia 5, 1964
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The newest of a group of excellent texts on clinical neurology, this book is moderately sized, modestly priced, reasonably thorough, and suitable for both students and physicians.
Initial chapters discuss specific aspects of neurologic dysfunction, such as disturbances of somatic function, disorders of the motor system, disorders of speech and language, mental alterations in organic disease, disturbances of the cranial nerves, disorders of the hypothalamus and vegetative nervous system. The remaining portion of the text evaluates specific diseases of both the central and peripheral nervous system, including an extended discussion of diseases of muscle. Illustrations and a detailed index add to the generally attractive format of the book, which is particularly impressive considering its modest price.
Although the medical undergraduate and the resident, to whom this book is directed, will find some of the detail unnecessary, this same detail enhances its attractiveness for neurologists and other students of the neurologic
Magee KR. Clinical Neurology. JAMA. 1965;192(5):427-428. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080180085046