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The publication of Textbook of Performing Arts Medicine marks another milestone in the growth of this new multidisciplinary specialty, complementing the recent arrivals of annual conferences, peer-reviewed journals, and professional societies. The editors of this concise volume are among the leaders in the field, Lederman being one of the leading neurologists in performing arts medicine. Since the field is still relatively early in its evolution, often there is a dearth of scientific data on which to base clinical practice. The authors and editors have done an admirable job of combining the available literature with their own considerable experience to produce a very useful text.
The 15 chapters are all well referenced and well illustrated. The major clinical entities in performing arts medicine—musculoskeletal pain syndromes and neurologic impairment of the upper extremities in instrumentalists, voice problems in singers, and lower extremity injuries in dancers—are covered well in several of the
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