edited by David S. Younger, 576 pp, 219 illus, $125, ISBN 0-316-97600-8, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999.
In 1993, David Younger guest-edited 2 issues of Seminars in Neurology on paralytic disorders and also began to formulate this book, which makes arrestingly clear how rapidly the field of motor disorders has developed since then. The 74 contributors to the new compendium, 16 of whom also contributed to Dr Younger's issues of Seminars in Neurology, refer extensively to work published between 1993 and 1998, an interval during which a huge amount of information about hereditary ataxias and paraplegia, the muscular dystrophies, and other genetic disorders accrued. New treatments for motor disorders, such as oral sildenafil citrate for erectile dysfunction, have appeared, and more experience has been garnered with others, such as intrathecal baclofen and noninvasive ventilation. Motor Disorders presents this information in a large (but not unwieldy) volume that is attractively formatted and easy to read. Tables, diagrams, and black-and-white illustrations of good quality are numerous. Some of the figures should be in color, but that is costly.
Motor Disorders. Arch Neurol. 2000;57(6):896-897. doi: