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January 1993

Clinical Examinations in Neurology

Author Affiliations

Jackson, Miss

Arch Neurol. 1993;50(1):12. doi:10.1001/archneur.1993.00540010008005

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The sixth edition of this popular manual, first published in 1956 by the members of the neurology department at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, retains the essential character of the previous editions. It is enlarged by more than 25% over the fifth edition. There are nearly twice as many contributors, now numbering 48. The text presents the neurologic history and examination, a chapter on coma, the examination of infants and children, and sections on laboratory and imaging procedures of aid to the neurologist. The final chapter, "Other Laboratory Aids in Neurologic Diagnosis," deals with the types of studies helpful in delineating certain specific neurologic conditions, all useful information but somewhat hidden in the book.

Some areas are extensively rewritten, eg, the section on neuro-ophthalmology. Obsolete tests have been deleted and information about computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging added. Different aspects of the neurologic examination and laboratory studies receive somewhat

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