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If the thickness of books determines the value of their content, then this one should be even thicker. The second edition of an encyclopedic work on disturbances of cerebral blood flow in the adult has literally something for everybody's taste and certainly should satisfy the most pedantic investigator in cerebrovascular disease. A cooperative effort between East and West, the book has contributions from Austria, Czechoslovakia, East and West Germany, and the meticulous editing assures little overlap between chapters.
Exhaustive sections on anatomy and physiology of cerebral blood flow and diagnostic procedures in cerebrovascular disease are supplemented by clinical syndromes, therapy, and prevention of cerebrovascular disorders. A number of unusual diagnostic techniques are described in detail, one of these not widely practiced here is ophthalmodynamography. This technique allows the recording of ophthalmic artery pulsations simultaneously with brachial artery blood pressure, electroencephalogram, electrocardiogram, and carotid pulsations. This bloodless technique is said to