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Book Reviews
July 2002

Clinical Cases in Neurology

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Arch Neurol. 2002;59(7):1200-1201. doi:

by A. H. V. Schapira and L. P. Rowland, 261 pp, with illus, $45, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, England, 2001.

This book contains 29 case reports of neurological conditions, ranging from the common to the abstruse. The chapter titles are enigmatic so that each problem can be treated as a diagnostic challenge. The history and physical findings are followed by extensive discussion of the differential diagnoses and a defining laboratory test, x-ray or scan, or a biopsy or autopsy report. Management is discussed in detail, and the pros and cons of various treatments are considered. The references are as current as a book is capable of reporting. Each case report is written by an expert in the given area, and the editors have done an excellent job in bringing uniformity across the 29 reports.