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June 1994

Clinical Pediatric Neurology: A Signs and Symptoms Approach

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Arch Neurol. 1994;51(6):538-539. doi:10.1001/archneur.1994.00540180016005

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I, for one, was delighted by the appearance of the second edition of Dr Fenichel's textbook of child neurology, since some resident or student who evidently enjoyed the first edition of the book as much as I did recently absconded with my copy! The new and updated version of this fine book is indeed a boon to all those engaged in learning about or practicing clinical child neurology.

As Dr Fenichel accurately points out in the preface to his textbook, "Patients still present with complaints rather than diseases." The purpose of this textbook—which in the view of this reviewer has been commendably attained—is to provide an overview of pediatric neurology from the point of view of presenting clinical signs and symptoms. Thus, the book contains 18 chapters dealing with a broad variety of problems, ranging from headache, alterations of consciousness, and paroxysmal disturbances to disorders of ocular motility and other

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