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This outstanding two-volume, three-part text is an excellent source of basic science and clinical information related to muscle and muscle disorders. Part 1 comprises 28 chapters and covers the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of muscle. Part 2 (eight chapters) provides a general approach to neuromuscular disease, including the clinical examination, muscle biopsy, electrodiagnostic studies, and genetic aspects in neuromuscular disease. Part 3 (37 chapters) deals with individual diseases, including the muscular dystrophies, inflammatory myopathies, congenital myopathies, metabolic disorders affecting muscle, disorders of neuromuscular transmission, and neural diseases.
A total of 67 contributors provided their expertise in creating the most comprehensive textbook of muscle and its diseases now available. The book is extremely well illustrated throughout and includes eight color plates. The excellence of this publication in the area of myology is analogous to that of Peripheral Neuropathy, edited by Dyck, Thomas, Lambert, and Bunge, in dealing with peripheral nerve disorders.
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