November 1982

The Practice of Pediatric Neurology

Author Affiliations

University of Rochester Medical Center 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14642


ed 2, vol 1 and 2, edited by Kenneth F. Swaiman and Francis S. Wright, 658 pp, with illus, $169.50, St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1982.

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(11):1031. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970470075026

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The second edition of The Practice of Pediatric Neurology is a distinguished source book. Swaiman and Wright are to be congratulated for blending the writings of several contributors into a cohesive work, a quality that is often lacking in multiauthored texts. The two volumes, well edited and equally well illustrated, are divided into three parts: (1) evaluation of the patient's problem, (2) an approach to clinical problems by symptoms and signs, and (3) a more traditional discussion of specific neurologic diseases.

Each individual section and subsection is well written and authoritative, reflecting the consummate experiences of each of the contributors. Each contributor has previously published considerably on the subject described and is obviously an expert on the subject. The depth and range of the subjects covered are impressive, and a full picture of the field of pediatric neurology is afforded. Considerable basic genetic, biochemical, and structural neuroanatomic information is successfully

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