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In the six years since the first edition of this text appeared, research and clinical interest in neuromuscular disease have burgeoned. Taking due note of the trend, Dr. Walton has extensively altered and modified the text for this edition, which is some 300 pages longer than the first. More attention is given to disorders of the anterior horn cell and peripheral nerve, and to studies involving tissue culture, ultrastructure, and experimental myopathy. Each of the 29 chapters provides a complete essay, and although this means that there is some duplication of certain aspects, good over-all balance is achieved between clinical studies and important basic work.
The four major divisions of the book cover anatomy and physiology, pathology, clinical problems, and electrodiagnosis. Every section is informative and comprehensive, and each chapter carries a detailed bibliography of sources in the pertinent field. Inevitably this book will be compared with the other major
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