Yearbook Neurology and Neurosurgery, 1993

Yearbook Neurology and Neurosurgery, 1993

by Walter G. Bradley, Robert M. Crowell
     
 

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Reviewer: Steven U. Brint, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This volume is the latest of a well-established annual series incorporating abstracts of selected neurological and neurosurgical articles along with expert editorial commentaries.
Purpose: The purpose is to survey a vast literature, to select clinically valuable articles, and to present them in an easily readable format with expert critical commentary. This becomes increasingly welcome with the recent explosion of literature in these fields. The book meets these objectives.
Audience: The book is intended primarily for the practicing neurologist and neurosurgeon generalist, but residents may also find it useful as may other allied specialists. The associate editors of this volume are outstanding experts who usually provide insightful commentary.
Features: The illustrations are select and relatively sparse; however, this is not necessarily a deficiency in this type of book. Although this is a 1993 volume, most references are from 1991 and a minority are from 1992. Most are pertinent, but many are illustrative rather than definitive. Unique features of this book are its easy readability, manageable size, and broad scope. Separate subject and author indexes are provided. The book has a clean, predictable, and practical design.
Assessment: This is a quality volume for libraries, training programs, and practitioners, particularly generalists, who are looking for a palatable, practical way to keep abreast of a diverse literature. Despite the fact that many of the articles are somewhat dated at the time of publication, most retain educational value and provide a convenient mini-reference library. The only significant drawback in my opinion is the comingling of the neurological and neurosurgical literature.
3 Stars from Doody
Steven U. Brint
This volume is the latest of a well-established annualseries incorporating abstracts of selected neurological andneurosurgical articles along with expert editorial commentaries. Thepurpose is to survey a vast literature, to select clinically valuablearticles, and to present them in an easily readable format with expertcritical commentary. This becomes increasingly welcome with the recentexplosion of literature in these fields. The book meets theseobjectives. The book is intended primarily for the practicingneurologist and neurosurgeon generalist, but residents may also find ituseful as may other allied specialists. The associate editors of thisvolume are outstanding experts who usually provide insightfulcommentary. The illustrations are select and relatively sparse;however, this is not necessarily a deficiency in this type of book. Although this is a 1993 volume, most references are from 1991 and aminority are from 1992. Most are pertinent, but many are illustrativerather than definitive. Unique features of this book are its easyreadability, manageable size, and broad scope. Separate subject andauthor indexes are provided. The book has a clean, predictable, andpractical design. This is a quality volume for libraries, trainingprograms, and practitioners, particularly generalists, who are lookingfor a palatable, practical way to keep abreast of a diverse literature.Despite the fact that many of the articles are somewhat dated at thetime of publication, most retain educational value and provide aconvenient mini-reference library. The only significant drawback in myopinion is the comingling of the neurological and neurosurgicalliterature.
Booknews
Reviews some of the most important papers published in the world's literature over the previous year. Advances in neurobiology have steadily accumulated during the past decade, and a recent rapid growth has come from the new field of molecular genetics. The selections for the 1993 Yearbook include a number of such papers, as well as three invited reviews: by Franz Hefti and colleagues on neurotrophic factors, by Phillip Chance on recent advances in molecular genetics in the field of nuclear DNA, and by Donald Johns on diseases associated with abnormalities of mitochondrial DNA. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815121428
Publisher:
Mosby, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Pages:
464
Age Range:
18 Years

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