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February 1992

Contemporary Neurology Series: The Neurology of Eye Movements

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Jackson, Miss

Arch Neurol. 1992;49(2):128. doi:10.1001/archneur.1992.00530260026010

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For a book to be a classic, it should present new material in an accessible fashion or organize a complex body of knowledge for use by people with many levels of understanding. Leigh and Zee in their second edition of The Neurology of Eye Movements have done both. While it is twice as large as its predecessor, it could hardly be used to press flowers. The superb index permits access to all of the remote recesses of the book. The lists and tables take the abundant raw information in the references and reassemble it for quick clinical use and for clear organization of current thought about how we move our eyes.

Interspersed throughout this book are clinical vignettes that highlight points of diagnostic importance, providing memorable "stories" rather than simply dry dates and references. Each appendix provides a clear, step-by-step scheme for looking at eyes at the bedside and information

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