Current textbooks contain excellent chapters on neurological diseases in pregnancy. However, because these do not present exhaustive reviews, a monograph on neurology of pregnancy would serve as a welcome addition to the literature. Unfortunately, the volume under review cannot be recommended.
The most useful feature of the book is a voluminous subject heading bibliography. Unfortunately, some references do not appear under the correct heading. Failure to refer to some figures in the text (Fig 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5) is annoying. Table 9.1, discussed in the text, does not appear in the book.
Another positive aspect of this book is that the full range of disorders relevant to pregnancy is included. The contents are spiced with oddities such as kuru (restricted to the cannabalistic Fore tribe of Papua, New Guinea) and recurrent brachial plexus neuropathy (reported in six families). Despite the considerable space given to rarities, there are surprising inadequacies. For