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July 1991

Handbook of Vertigo

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1991;48(7):673-674. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530190015002

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Dizziness is among the most common complaints made by patients to physicians in all of medical practice, and it is the most common complaint among the elderly. Vertigo is an important form of dizziness and typically entails disorders of the vestibular system and its interactions with other sensory and sensory-motor functions. The vestibular system is an oddly neglected system, considering its presence among virtually all animal forms and its ancient emergence in evolution.

With these issues in mind, a new book on the subject of vertigo and vestibular disorders is always a welcome sight. This particular volume has the venerable goal of being directed toward medical students and residents and is designed as a "general review of the subject rather than as a reference source." There is an important need for this type of book for the purpose of initiating the relatively naive reader and serving as a "handy" and

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