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January 11, 1965

Pediatric Neurology

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich

JAMA. 1965;191(2):147. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080020075039

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For many years, Ford's encyclopedic work, still unrivaled in detail, was the only significant text on neurological disorders of infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Considering the increased interest in this long-neglected field, it is not surprising that new books are being published on various aspects of pediatric neurology. This most recent text is welcome in a still uncrowded field. The editor is the chief of neurology at the University of North Carolina, and seven of the 13 authors are associated with this school, but contributions by such authorities as Donald Matson, Sidney Carter, Philip Dodge, and James Hammill indicate that the editor is presenting pediatric neurology from a broad viewpoint rather than basing his book on opinions from one institution. The contributors—neurologists, neurosurgeons, and pediatricians—have written on a general subject within their area of major interest. The result is a reasonably thorough presentation of the clinical features and treatment of most

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