April 1968

Cerebrovascular Disorders.

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By James F. Toole, MD, and Ancel N. Patel, MD. Price, $16.95. Pp 280, with many illustrations. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 330 W 42nd St, New York 10036, 1967.

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(4):380. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640040074028

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Here is a book which many physicians would do well to have in their library. A few reasons to substantiate this belief are as follows: the text provides much information; many of the illustrations are remarkable for their teaching value. As one looks at some of them (page 121 or page 246), it is easy to see why a man with a big stroke, if he survives the initial onslaught, may remain terribly handicapped intellectually or physically or both. The classically inclined physician will delight in the quotations from Shakespeare and Hippocrates and other great figures of the past which head the various chapters.

The authors have provided a chapter on the little strokes; and chapter 27, "Hemorrhage Into the Brain Substance," describes a disease not commonly recognized. The attending physician should insist upon a postmortem examination so that he can see where and how much of the brain was

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