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Book Reviews
September 2003

Stroke Prevention

Arch Neurol. 2003;60(9):1339. doi:10.1001/archneur.60.9.1339-a

edited by John W. Norris and Vladimir Hachinski, 347 pp, $75, Oxford, England, Oxford University Press Inc, 2001.

This text is an excellent resource for physicians and researchers working in the field of stroke prevention and intervention. Concisely written, yet completely covering all major aspects of stroke prevention, it is a comprehensive reference for all practitioners involved in stroke care. The illustrations and tables are clear, and the references are extensive. The contributors have used a clinical approach, and the content is generally evidence-based. Of particular interest are chapters on interventional therapies and on policy and practice, which put this important topic into a global perspective. Overall, the text provides an excellent background for diagnosis and management, and introduces current economic, political, and efficacy questions being asked by the scientific community and health care providers. Readers hoping to gain a detailed understanding of the many aspects surrounding stroke prevention and therapy will find this slim volume to be a valuable addition to their medical libraries. One wonders, however, why the book has a 2001 date of publication but has only now been sent for review.

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