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October 1994

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1994;51(10):967-968. doi:10.1001/archneur.1994.00540220013003

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Now in its second edition, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders remains an excellent resource for clinicians and neuroscientists with a particular interest in movement disorders. The reader should be aware that, as stated in the preface, the editors do not intend this work to be a comprehensive text book of movement disorders. The editors have assembled timely reviews of critical scientific, research, and clinical issues in the field of movement disorders. The text is, therefore, directed at readers with a good working knowledge of movement disorders, and the book is not appropriate for those seeking an introduction to the topic.

As the title implies, Parkinson's disease receives the greatest focus, accounting for approximately 25% of the text. The book opens with three excellent introductory chapters dealing with the anatomy and physiology of the basal ganglia, with particular attention to the dopamine neurotransmitter system. Several chapters then follow, some curiously scattered

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