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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: Research in any field is crucial for the dissemination of important information as well as for self-development in that field. It is, however, necessary to address research as a topic of review.
Purpose: The purpose is to address different aspects of research, starting with the selection of topics that will further be approached in publications. Those are worthy objectives in a specialty with increasing complexity such as neurosurgery. The authors meet their objectives.
Audience: The audience for this book is mostly composed of neurosurgeons and researchers involved in neurosurgery. The authors are credible authorities.
Features: The 27 authors contribute 20 chapters. The book starts by defining multiple kinds of neurosurgical research, including function-related, descriptive, and basic science-related. It continues with descriptions of different animal models of neurosurgical research, in particular in head injury and other conditions seen in daily neurosurgical practice.
Assessment: This book is an important acquisition for any neurosurgical library. The contents will equally benefit neurosurgeons and neurosurgical researchers.