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March 1987

Neurological Disorders of Pregnancy

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Farmington, Conn

Arch Neurol. 1987;44(3):252. doi:10.1001/archneur.1987.00520150008007

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Neurological Disorders of Pregnancy is an anthology of 13 chapters written by 19 authors of diverse backgrounds, edited by an obstetrician. The layout, use of headings, and print size allow easy readability. Tables appropriately punctuate most chapters; however, illustrations are sparse. The bibliographies of each chapter vary in completeness from an excellent list for the chapter on vascular disease to a skewed and incomplete list for that on brain tumors. Rarely did I recognize an inaccurate citation. Inclusive page numbers are given for some chapters, only first page numbers for others. The index is adequate. Typographical errors are rare.

The chapters are uneven with regard to thoroughness, emphasis, clinical practicality, and style. The chapters on cerebrovascular disease and neuropathies/myopathies are excellent, and those on paraplegia, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and postpartum depression are not far behind. The chapter on rheumatologic conditions during pregnancy is suitable for a text on medical

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