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Book Reviews
January 2000

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Causes and Cures

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by Bryce Weir, 301 pp, with illustrations, $120, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1998.


Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Neurol. 2000;57(1):136-137. doi:

This book, which is the 52nd volume in the "Contemporary Neurology Series," is written by a neurosurgeon. Although neurologists often have little involvement in the care of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Causes and Cures is a timely review of this important condition, as there are new diagnostic and treatment options available.

As a single-author monograph, there is consistency of writing style and little repetition or overlap between chapters. The figures and illustrations (especially the computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging scans and angiograms) are of excellent quality and are well annotated. While some of the tables are complicated, they are comprehensive.

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