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March 1979

Neurology of Pregnancy

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(3):182. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500390100023

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In 1976, according to the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, there were 3,162,000 pregnancies resulting in live births in a population of 48,109,000 women aged 15 to 44 years in the United States despite the availability of the pill, therapeutic abortion (1,180,000 in 1976), tubal ligation, and vasectomy. The pregnant woman, throughout her pregnancy, may present a welter of neurological problems that challenges the experience of most neurologists. Donaldson has written a book that fills a large void in the neurological literature. In it he has brought together references from medical, neurological, and obstetrical sources that cover the common, uncommon, and rare neurological complications of pregnancy. Following an introductory chapter on the neuroanatomy of reproduction, there are chapters on all standard neurologic problems including neuropathy, muscle disease, movement disorders, and multiple sclerosis. The chapter on cerebrovascular disease has a particularly good section on the diagnostic considerations of uncommon conditions peculiar

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