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May 2004

Textbook of Clinical Neurology, 2nd ed

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Arch Neurol. 2004;61(5):804. doi:10.1001/archneur.61.5.804-a

edited by Christopher G. Goetz, 1306 pp, $99, ISBN 0-721-638007, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders, 2003.

The second edition of this excellent text follows the format of the first, one that is somewhat different from other texts. The volume is divided into 3 major parts: neuroanatomical localization and syndromes, neurodiagnostic tools, and etiological categories of neurological disease.

Most of the 22 chapters of part 1, comprising a third of the book, cover a major functional system. For example, there are chapters on mood, emotion and thought, hypokinesia and hyperkinesia, and pain and temperature. Separate chapters are devoted to each cranial nerve. In each chapter, separate sections provide a brief history of the topic and a summary of relevant basic science (anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology). These are followed by a section on the technique of neurological examination as it applies to the subject, clinical syndromes, and treatment. There is profuse illustration with diagrams, figures, and tables.

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