Edited by PJ Vinken, MD, and GW Bruyn, MD. Price, $36. Pp 404, with 58 figures and 10 tables. John Wiley & Son Inc, western hemisphere distributors for North-Holland Publishing Co, 605 Third Ave, New York 10016 1969.
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This volume is the fifth in the series Handbook of Clinical Neurology. By implication it is directed primarily to neurologists, but it deserves broader distribution. It should be of value to any practicing physician, since headache is such a frequent complaint in clinical practice.
Although each chapter is written by a different author, there is not an excess of overlap or repetition; in general, the material is presented clearly and succinctly. There are few illustrations (not a fault) and, almost thankfully, fewer charts and other statistical presentations so common in current literature.
Most chapters deal with the clinical aspects of headaches: description, diagnostic features, and treatment. The introductory chapters deal with classification (presenting in detail the classification put forth by the Ad Hoc Committee on Classification of Headache of the National Institutes of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, 1962), mechanisms, and general approach to diagnosis. The remaining chapters deal with
Bank AA. Headaches and Cranial Neuralgias: Handbook of Clinical Neurology, vol 5.. Arch Intern Med. 1970;125(2):365-366. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310020171036