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From The CriticsReviewer: MaryAnhthu Thi Do, DO(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a concise guide to neurological syndromes and classifications. The previous edition was published in 1995.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide updated, "quickly retrievable, practical information for students, housestaff, and practicing neurologists." This book meets the authors' objectives.
Audience: The book is written for students and physicians working with patients with neurologic disease. The authors, teaching as well as practicing neurologists, are credible authorities.
Features: There is a quick overview of a majority of the neurologic diseases. This edition has been improved with features that make it user friendly. The font appears larger. The index now has page numbers for easier access to information. There is a table of contents that was lacking in the last edition. The majority of the tables are printed on one page instead of spread out over two pages. However, the references are at times insufficient.
Assessment: As a neurology resident, I found this book to be useful as a quick guide while on rounds and this edition is easier to use than the previous one. However, the Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Neurology, by Flaherty (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000), provides a better concise overview of neurologic differential diagnosis and treatment.