The staff of the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC, has created an instructional guide for those who have suffered a stroke. With information on physical therapy, occupational therapy, and daily living skills, this is primarily a guide to rehabilitation for stroke patients or their families rather than a quick reference book or a guide to prevention. There are nice chapters on important issues like communication problems and managing the financial burden of stroke. Similar titles are Kip Burkman s The Stroke Recovery Book (LJ 11/1/98) and Richard C. Senelick s Living with Stroke (NTC/Contemporary Books, 1999), both of which are less academic and more appropriate for many library patrons. A little dry, and not very cohesive because the chapters were written by different staff members, Managing Stroke is nevertheless a valuable resource for patients and families. Recommended for hospital and consumer health libraries. Elizabeth Williams, Houston Acad. of Medicine Texas Medical Ctr. Lib. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.