by Barbara A. Wilson, 384 pp, with illus, $39.50, New York, NY, Oxford University Press Inc, 1999.
This book contains a selection of case studies in neuropsychological rehabilitation chosen specifically for their heuristic value by Barbara A. Wilson, PhD, whose expertise and experience, both clinically and scientifically, is well known and highly regarded. The main purpose of the book is to describe the human aspects of patients undergoing rehabilitation and in particular the interesting cases. Also, it gives the reader some insight into the diagnostic and therapeutic machinations of rehabilitation by revealing a strategy that attempts to uniquely tailor therapeutic approaches, as far as possible, to the particular constellation of deficits, individual pathophysiological findings, personality, and social circumstances of the patient. Furthermore, it well illustrates how research can, and must, be an integral part of this challenging field since there are so many different fracture planes in the person with brain damage. This individuality can be lost in large series or studies of large groups of specific diagnostic categories.
Case Studies in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Arch Neurol. 2000;57(2):280-281. doi: