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From The CriticsReviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: This book describes the beginnings of neurology as a science, when it became a direct outgrowth of the advances in neuroscience. Molecular biology, neurophysiology, and interactive/integrative neurological anatomy are described in great detail.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to summarize the recent advances in the understanding of neurology and its role in current clinical management. The objectives are justified in this ever-changing field and the authors are successful in attaining their goals.
Audience: The book is written for neuroscientists, neurologists, and individuals interested in the management of neurological conditions and their chronology in history.
Features: The book is coauthored by authorities in neuroscience and neurology. Seven sections depict different aspects of neuroscience, starting with the origins of civilization and the practice of trephination, as well as philosophical doctrines and dogmas that dominated early neuroscience. The chapters are well written, the subject well covered, and the principles, well described. Pictures are relevant and the graphs, self-explanatory. The references are up-to-date.
Assessment: This is a necessary acquisition for neuroscience libraries. The value of its content exceeds its affordable price.