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Clinical Neurology

Terrence Riley, MD
JAMA. 1991;266(17):2473. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03470170165047.
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This is an excellent textbook and thorough reference work in clinical neurology. Such a detailed and thorough book requires numerous contributors, as the editors point out in their preface, but they have maintained a comfortable uniformity of style and approach throughout. All chapters are quite readable and presented in a logical and orderly manner. The table of contents, index, tables, and illustrations make the book convenient to use and the abundant information easily accessible.

I particularly appreciate the first brief chapter "Nosology," which properly sets the tone for the text. There is a scholarly discussion about the important interworkings and varying limitations of the sciences and clinical neurology. This text gives plenty of attention to both. Chapters blend anatomic, physiologic, diagnostic, therapeutic, and modern research topics so that all are covered in a scholarly yet readable way. As a reference work for the serious student or resident physician, it is

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