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January 21, 1974

Stroke: Diagnosis and Management, Current Procedures and Equipment

Author Affiliations

Saint Louis University School of Medicine St. Louis

JAMA. 1974;227(3):332. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230160060037

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Stroke: Diagnosis and Management is the uneven and poorly edited record of the papers and dialogue presented at a symposium conducted by the Houston Neurological Society at some unstated time past. The preface directs the volume to "practitioners [who] are often unaware of recent advances in the diagnosis and management of stroke which are available at various levels of health care." Written by authors well-known in the area of cerebral vascular disease, it is divided into sections devoted to office practice, the community hospital, diagnostic evaluation, and surgical and postoperative considerations.

The principal value of the book lies in the clarity and usefulness of a few presentations. Lionell Truscott discussing stroke care in community hospitals tells how to provide it. Roderic Bell's data on costs of intensive and comprehensive management are combined with a sense of humanity and service. Silas Grant, writing as a general practitioner, expresses an intelligent concern