2nd ed, edited by Charles Warlow, M. S. Dennis, J. van Gijn, et al, 804 pp, with illus, $199, Oxford, England, Blackwell Science Inc, 2001.
This is a comprehensive review of virtually all clinically important aspects of stroke and cerebrovascular disease, by 7 authors from Scotland, England, Australia, and the Netherlands. Despite its length and wide variety of topics, it is surprisingly readable and the style is remarkably uniform for a multiauthored work. The book features succinct summaries of the findings of randomized trials followed by practical suggestions for management, including the authors' opinions in areas of clinical controversy. The writers come across as experienced stroke clinicians as well as authorities on the scientific literature regarding stroke. In general, the format, writing, and illustrations are excellent.
Kirshner HS. Stroke: A Practical Guide to Management. Arch Neurol. 2002;59(3):485-486. doi: