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October 30, 1972

Vascular Disease of the Nervous System, part 1

JAMA. 1972;222(5):586-587. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03210050058028

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This is the eleventh of the planned 30 volumes of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology. It, like its predecessors, has been written by an international array of neurological scientists and clinicians and is expertly edited. It is beautifully produced and bound. Such a monumental effort occurs only once in a generation. This particular volume, the first of two dealing with vascular disease of the nervous system, will remain useful for many years. The chapters on the various aspects of cerebrovascular disease are detailed and extensively referenced. The subjects dealt with have been under intense clinical and pathological investigation for years; only truly satisfactory modes of therapy are lacking.

The breadth and scope of this volume is impressive. There are beautifully written chapters on the anatomy and embryology of the arterial and venous systems, followed by companion pieces on the radiological anatomy of the brain vasculature. Illustrations, both line drawings and