Neurology for the Non-neurologist

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William J. Weiner, Christopher G. Goetz
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004 - Medical - 610 pages
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The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition of this popular book provides a practical introduction to contemporary neurology for nonspecialists. It offers straightforward guidance on diagnosis and management of all disorders affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems. Each chapter includes case studies with multiple-choice questions, plus a bulleted list indicating when to consult a neurologist.

This edition features increased emphasis on treatment, including drugs, devices, and rehabilitation. The authors provide complete information on all new neurologic drugs—including dosage and interactions—and discuss herbal and alternative medicines where appropriate. This edition also includes more tables and illustrations to speed clinicians’ access to information.

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About the author (2004)

William J. Weiner, M.D., is the director of the Maryland Parkinson's Disease Center, a professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the author of numerous books and papers on Parkinson's disease. Lisa M. Shulman, M.D., is an associate professor of neurology at the University of Maryland and the Rosalyn Newman Distinguished Scholar in Parkinson's Disease. She is the editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Neurology Patient Books Series. Anthony E. Lang, M.D., F.R.C.P., is a professor of neurology and holds the Jack Clark Chair in Parkinson's Disease Research at the University of Toronto. He is the director of the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Center at Toronto Western Hospital, as well as the past editor of the journal Movement Disorders and the president-elect of the Movement Disorders Society.

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