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October 17, 1966

Clinical Neuroradiology

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New York


edited by Kurt Decker, William H. Shehadi (trans.), 525 pp, 562 illus, $45, New York: Blakiston Division, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1966.

JAMA. 1966;198(3):330. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110160158059

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This text, originally published in German by Georg Thieme in 1960, now appears in an admirable English translation. The relatively small number of pages should not mislead one to believe that this is a modest endeavor. It is in fact a large volume with more than a thousand individual illustrations and 15 chapters. A chapter on radioisotope techniques has been added in the American edition. The title was selected to emphasize that "clinical symptoms constitute the starting point of the neuroradiological examination." However, the chapter headings, except perhaps for "The Epilepsies," do not pursue this theme.

Each chapter is an independent monograph by acknowledged authorities. These include, beside the editor, Hermann Fischgold, Vernon H. Mark, Donald L. McRae, Jean Metzger, Herbert Schunk, Juan M. Taveras, Henry N. Wagner, and Oskar Wiedenmann. The authors do not hesitate to present their personal opinions based on extensive experience, and these opinions are the