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Book Review
February 2001

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines for the Practicing Physician

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SUSAN T.IANNACCONEMD

Arch Neurol. 2001;58(2):314. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.2.314

edited by Charles H. Adler and J. Eric Ahlskog, 496 pp, with illus, $125, ISBN 0-89603-607-3, Totowa, NJ, Humana Press, 2000.

How does the managed care revolution affect textbook buying? The editors of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, citing the growing constraints on subspecialist referral, see general neurologists and nonneurologists as needing a concise guide to the care of patients with very arcane and complicated conditions. The result is a book that concentrates on the clinical evaluation and treatment of Parkinson disease (PD) and movement disorders, with only a nod to their scientific underpinnings. The writing is uniformly clear and avoids undefined terminology beyond the training of its intended audience. Likewise, the completeness of coverage and paucity of redundancy reflect careful editorship.

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