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Book and Media Reviews
May 25, 2011

Textbook of Stroke Medicine

JAMA. 2011;305(20):2118-2119. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.691

Across the street from me lives an amicable, recently retired engineer who loves to chat. He grew up in Europe and was educated there, but he has spent most of his professional life in North America and has an interesting perspective on scientific cultural differences between the New and Old Worlds. He has told me on several occasions that while Americans are superb at execution (ie, getting the job done), the less practical but perhaps more creative and intellectual European way of looking at and solving problems has benefits. Having read this book, I could not agree more.