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April 1982

Clinical Aspects of Aphasia

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(4):259. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510160065023

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This book provides a well-written and well-referenced clinical approach to a difficult subject.

Robert L. Rodnitzky, MD Book Review Editor Department of Neurology University Hospitals Iowa City, IA 52242

The combined authorship of experienced clinicians who are subspecialists in different aspects of aphasia gives this book a broad scope. There is a section on the neurologist's approach to aphasia at the bedside, another on the neuropsychologists' and neurologists' laboratory assessment of aphasia, a large section on the neuroanatomical and neuropsychological correlates of the various aphasic syndromes, and an excellent section on rehabilitative strategies in aphasia. I hope this last section will stimulate more interest in aphasic rehabilitation, especially on the part of neurologists, who are often too pessimistic.

Although there is a chapter on some special clinical forms of dysphasia, for example in polyglots, left handers, and deaf mutes, there is very little mention of aphasia in children. This is

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