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November 1983

Pediatric Neurology

Author Affiliations

Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(12):775. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050110093027

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Farmer has produced a good textbook on pediatric neurology. Although 26 different authors have contributed, it is remarkably consistent in its concise and informative style. The 250 additional pages in this third edition have been used to update the previous text and to add several new chapters. As in the earlier edition, the text begins with an introductory chapter on neurologic history and examination in children. The book now includes a second introductory chapter on neuroradiologic examination. Then follow 15 chapters on the various neurologic disorders of childhood. Several of these chapters, such as "Disorders of Muscle" and "Disorders of Basal Ganglia," are much like their counterparts in the second edition, with updated comments and references. The chapter "Mental Retardation" presents an approach to identification and evaluation of the problem and touches on the role of health care professionals in therapy, avoiding, however, the controversies about the effectiveness of early

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