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November 1991

Movement Disorders

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1991;48(11):1114. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530230022004

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As stated in the preface, the aim of Movement Disorders is to "capture selected areas which have contributed to the new era of movement disorders and translate them into useful knowledge for clinicians." This aim has been fulfilled well. Although the usual categories of movement disorders, including parkinsonism, dystonia, myoclonus, tremor, and tics, are included, this is not a comprehensive textbook of movement disorders. Little information is provided, for example, on choreic conditions. The book has a definite orientation toward physiological aspects of movement disorders, particularly electrophysiology and motor system physiology. Included are chapters on motor control, oculomotor disturbances, sleep, and ventilatory function. The short length of this book, less than 400 pages, is deceiving, since the small print allows much information to be packed into each chapter. The book is recommended for those clinicians dealing with neurological movement disorders, particularly those interested in a physiological orientation.

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