by Gerald Fenichel, MD, 405 pages, $80, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 2001.
With the revolution of molecular genetics and the rapid pace of discovery of new information on the molecular basis of many neurological disorders, online resources have emerged as the means for one to stay abreast of current advances and developments. It seems that reference textbooks may become a thing of the past. However, Dr Fenichel's Clinical Pediatric Neurology has proven that there is still a need for a handheld text in this electronic era. The book has provided a problem-oriented approach to most of the neurological problems encountered in childhood. The common signs and symptoms of pediatric neurological problems are well classified into 18 chapters, providing a quick and comprehensive reference for clinical practice. It is a popular bedside companion for neurolgy residents in training and a useful resource for neurologists needing a comprehensive list of differential diagnoses.
Wong B. Clinical Pediatric Neurology: A Signs and Symptoms Approach. Arch Neurol. 2002;59(1):151. doi: