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Diseases of the Nervous System in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence by Frank R. Ford needs no introduction to neurologists. From its initial publication almost 30 years ago and its four revisions since, it has served as a standard reference text in this field. Though of recent date others have become available and general textbooks of pediatrics include special sections on neurological diseases in childhood, none are as comprehensive as Ford's.
The fifth edition follows the format of its predecessors with chapters devoted to disease entities of the nervous system in accordance with their etiology. The emphasis is clinical with descriptions of diseases along classical lines including sections on pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, and treatment. The clinical sections are particularly noteworthy, being extensive and annotated with case histories. They are obviously derived from a vast personal experience extending over many years and give the reader a most complete picture of
Yahr MD. Diseases of the Nervous System in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence ed 5. Arch Neurol. 1967;16(4):446–447. doi:10.1001/archneur.1967.00470220110021
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