Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, Ninth Edition / Edition 9

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The definitive guide to the full spectrum of neurology

"This is one of the best neurology textbooks available, providing the distilled insights and knowledge of some of today's truly outstanding neurologic clinicians....Like its predecessors, the current edition features writing that is clear and concise, yet conversational—it almost feels as if the reader is on rounds hearing the insights of a truly superb clinician....offers a great deal to the serious student of neurology and is well worth the investment. This outstanding text will continue to be a key resource for neurologists and neurosurgeons, as well as resident trainees in those disciplines. Many practicing internists, emergency physicians, and pediatricians will also find it to be an excellent resource."—JAMA

A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!


"This book should be an essential element in the library of both young and seasoned clinicians....This has always been a successfully balanced textbook, combining a personal approach to the study of neurology and neurologic diseases. This edition, now

1572 pages, expands on the prior editions admirably. It achieves the difficult task of refreshing and updating a classic."—Doody's Review Service

"one of the

iconic texts in clinical medicine. The fact that it is now in

its ninth edition attests to its durability and credibility as

a comprehensive source for the pathophysiology, evaluation, and

treatment of disorders of the nervous system. First published in 1975, it has withstood the enormous changes in neurological

sciences during the subsequent decades and has remained a

staple on the reference shelves of practitioners from a variety of

backgrounds and training levels....A unique attribute for a volume of this size is that each chapter is

written by the same authors, thus achieving a uniformity of voice....As a gold standard text, the ninth edition of Adams and Victor’s

Principles of Neurology would serve as valuable complement to

any medical library."—World Neurosurgery Journal

Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology provides all the information you will need to confidently handle any neurologic problem, from disorders of motility, and derangements of intellect, behavior, and language, to the degenerative and neuromuscular diseases. Having this gold standard text on your reference shelf is like being able to consult with skilled clinicians on a daily basis. More than a compilation of facts, Adams and Victor's delivers expert insights not found in any other resource that help you understand every aspect of neurological disease.

Written in a conversational style, the text offers practical, yet in-depth, coverage of both common and rare illnesses. Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology also includes timely, complete, and accessible treatment and clinical management strategies.


  • Balanced presentation of evidence-based research coupled with the perspectives and experience of world-renowned expert neurologists
  • Logical six-part organization reviews the clinical method, cardinal presentations, diseases of the central nervous system, diseases of the peripheral nervous system, and psychiatric disorders
  • A-to-Z coverage of cardinal manifestations, including disorders of the special senses; epilepsy and disorders of consciousness; disorders of energy, mood, autonomic, and endocrine functions; and neuromuscular, spinal cord, and psychiatric disease
  • Focus on symptoms, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment offers complete, practical guidance in clinical practice
  • Special section on growth, development, and aging related to neurologic disease presents the latest, cutting-edge research in this integral area
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Barry Hendin, MD (Phoenix Neurological Associates)
Description: This is the ninth edition of an admirable general neurology textbook which balances a general approach to understanding neurologic diseases with description of specific diseases. The eighth edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose is to convey basic principles from the neurosciences while emphasizing the importance of a correct history and examination in order to understand neurological diseases. This book should be an essential element in the library of both young and seasoned clinicians. The authors have created a book which teaches an approach to understanding neurologic diseases generally and specifically.
Audience: "This is a book that is equally important for young clinicians (general medical and neurological) and seasoned practitioners. "
Features: "The book balances broad coverage of the spectrum of neurological diseases with a model for approaching patients with neurological illnesses. This balance is the most important aspect of the book. The first chapter (on the approach to the patient with neurologic disease) should be required reading for medical students and neurology house officers. It distills the wisdom of its thoughtful and experienced authors. "
Assessment: This has always been a successfully balanced textbook, combining a personal approach to the study of neurology and neurologic diseases. This edition, now 1572 pages, expands on the prior editions admirably. It achieves the difficult task of refreshing and updating a classic.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071499927
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/12/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1572
  • Sales rank: 807,988
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 2.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Allan Ropper, MD

Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Executive Vice-Chair of Neurology

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Martin A. Samuels, MD, FAAN, MACP, DSc (Hon)


Department of Neurology

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

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Table of Contents

International Advisory Board
1. Approach to the Patient with Neurologic Disease
2. Special Techniques for Neurologic Diagnosis
Section 1: Disorders of Motility
3. Motor Paralysis
4. Abnormalities of Movement and Posture Caused by Disease of the Basal Ganglia
5. Incoordination and Other Disorders of Cerebellar Function
6. Tremor, Myoclonus, Focal Dystonias, and Tics
7. Disorders of Stance and Gait
Section 2: Pain and Other Disorders of Somatic Sensation, Headache, and Backache
8. Pain
9. Other Somatic Sensation
10. Headache and Other Craniofacial Pains
11. Pain in the Back, Neck, and Extremities
Section 3: Disorders of the Special Senses
12. Disorders of Smell and Taste
13. Disturbances of Vision
14. Disorders of Ocular Movement and Pupillary Function
15. Deafness, Dizziness, and Disorders of Equilibrium
Section 4: Epilepsy and Disorders of Consciousness
16. Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders
17. Coma and Related Disorders of Consciousness
18. Faintness and Syncope
19. Sleep and Its Abnormalities
Section 5: Derangements of Intellect, Behavior, and Language Caused by Diffuse and Focal Cerebral Disease
20. Delirium and Other Acute Confusional States
21. Dementia and the Amnesic (Korsakoff) Syndrome with Comments on the Neurology of Intelligence and Memory
22. Neurologic Disorders Caused by Lesions in Specific Parts of the Cerebrum
23. Disorders of Speech and Language
Section 6: Disorders of Energy, Mood, and Autonomic and Endocrine Functions
24. Fatigue, Asthenia, Anxiety, and Depressive Reactions
25. The Limbic Lobes and the Neurology of Emotion
26. Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System, Respiration, and Swallowing
27. The Hypothalamus and Neuroendocrine Disorders
28. Normal Development and Deviations in Development of the Nervous System
29. The Neurology of Aging
30. Disturbances of Cerebrospinal Fluid and Its Circulation, Including Hydrocephalus, Pseudotumor Cerebri, and Low-Pressure Syndromes
31. Intracranial Neoplasms and Paraneoplastic Disorders
32. Infections of the Nervous System (Bacterial, Fungal, Spirochetal, Parasitic) and Sarcoidosis
33. Viral Infections of the Nervous System, Chronic Meningitis, and Prion Diseases
34. Cerebrovascular Diseases
35. Craniocerebral Trauma
36. Multiple Sclerosis and Allied Demyelinating Diseases
37. Inherited Metabolic Diseases of the Nervous System
38. Developmental Diseases of the Nervous System
39. Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System
40. The Acquired Metabolic Disorders of the Nervous System
41. Diseases of the Nervous System Caused by Nutritional Deficiency
42. Alcohol and Alcoholism
43. Disorders of the Nervous System Caused by Drugs, Toxins, and Other Chemical Agents
44. Diseases of the Spinal Cord
45. Electrophysiologic and Laboratory Aids in the Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disease
46. Diseases of the Peripheral Nerves
47. Diseases of the Cranial Nerves
48. Principles of Clinical Myology: Diagnosis and Classification of Diseases of Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction
49. The Infectious and Inflammatory Myopathies
50. The Muscular Dystrophies
51. The Metabolic and Toxic Myopathies
52. The Congenital Neuromuscular Disorders
53. Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction
54. Ion Channel Disorders: The Periodic Paralyses and Hereditary Nondystrophic Myotonias (Channelopathies)
55. Disorders of Muscle Characterized by Cramp, Spasm, Pain, and Localized Masses
56. The Anxiety Neuroses, Hysteria, and Personality Disorders
57. Depression and Bipolar Disease
58. The Schizophrenias and Paranoid States

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