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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Youngsook Park, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the 1996 edition of the annual series of selected neurological and neurosurgical articles with abstracts accompanied by expert editorial commentaries.
Purpose: The purpose is to survey a vast and voluminous literature in the neurological field, to select clinically valuable articles representing significant and current advances, and to present them in an easily readable with expert commentary. This volume meets the objectives.
Audience: The primary audience for this book is practicing neurologists and neurosurgeon generalists. However, medical students and neuro residents and fellows may also find it very useful. The editors and associate editors of this volume are highly qualified and outstanding experts who provide very pertinent and insightful commentary.
Features: The illustrations are relatively few and select. However, this does not affect the usefulness of this book. Although this is a 1996 edition, most references are from 1994, with a few from 1995. The references are pertinent and the article citations are highlighted with bold-faced print. The unique features of this volume are its manageable size, broad scope, easy readability, and valuable commentaries. The subject index is comprehensive and includes references to 1994, 1995, and 1996 editions. The author index is limited to 1996 only. The table of contents is well organized. However, the list of journals represented in the volume is omitted.
Assessment: This is a quality book for medical libraries, general neuropractitioners, and neurosurgeons who are looking for a convenient and practical way to keep abreast of the vast literature. Although many of the articles are dated at the time of publication, most retain their educational value and provide a quick reference resource that may be very handy on the desk of neurologists and neurosurgeons.