Description: Two neurologists who had been deeply influenced by Norman Geschwind selected some of his greatest works on language, neurobehavior, and epilepsy to appear in this collection. These fascinating original articles spanning the years 1962-1985 are reproduced with brief introductions by the co-editors.
Purpose: Pioneering works of Dr. Norman Geschwind which exemplify the impact of his creative genius on the chronological development of behavioral neurology as a emergent discipline in contemporary American neurology are presented here.
Audience: This book would be most sought by trainees and clinicians in neurology, neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry, and related cognitive neurosciences.
Features: The 27 chapters are grouped into six sections: disconnection syndrome; language disorders; alexia and apraxia; hemispheric asymmetries; cerebral dominance and handedness; and epilepsy and other neurobehavioral disorders. The editors provide a brief introduction to each section. A complete bibliography of Dr. Geschwind's publications is included at the end.
Assessment: This book complements the recent publication of Drs. Schachter and Devinsky, Behavioral Neurology and the Legacy of Norman Geschwind. The comprehensive selections of his original publications span several decades, and illustrate his continuing immeasurable impact on the evolving discipline of contemporary behavioral neurology.