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May 1980

A Textbook of Neurology

Author Affiliations

Department of Neurology University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, Iowa

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(5):328. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500540106035

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This is the sixth edition of a popular textbook of neurology and another example of how the field has expanded in the years since the publication of the first edition in 1955. The present text consists of 961 pages, whereas the first had 746 pages. The type in the sixth edition is easier to read than that of the fifth. The general format of the book has remained the same throughout the years, but in the last editions the senior author has called on a number of former associates to write special sections of the book. However, he still follows the concept that, "In order to conserve space, the traditional sections on anatomy and examination of the nervous system have been omitted."

The senior author has died, but he has left a rich tradition in the field of neurology. Much of the content of the book is a reflection of

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