This new edition of "Grinker, Bucy and Sahs" is welcome, particularly to the many neurologists who have gleaned so much from the pages of previous editions. Many popular texts old enough to reach a sixth edition suffer from repeated surgery (or lack thereof) and would better be put out to pasture than left to run the race. Fortunately, the aging of this book has been more like that of wine, enhancing its flavor and value.
Dr. Bucy, a former coauthor, did not participate in this latest revision. Dr. Sahs has skillfully rewritten and revised the work, successfully including recent advances in neurology and related basic sciences without altering the book's primarily clinical orientation. He has modified all clinical sections, and although it is difficult to single out the most significant changes, the analysis of current trends in cerebrovascular disease is particularly impressive. Despite its clinical focus, the text does not