Movement Disorders

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Mark Hallett
Elsevier, 2003 - Medical - 743 pages
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The book is the first comprehensive description of the clinical neurophysiology of movement disorders. While movement disorders is a rapidly growing field, and clinical neurophysiology can be helpful, only single articles or selective or brief reviews have so far appeared. The book, as all books in the handbook series, is arranged with a set of detailed chapters on technique and a separate set of chapters on disorders. An international team of authors has been selected to provide the most expert descriptions.

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DOB: 22 Oct 1943. Dr Hallett is currently Chief of the Human Motor Control Section, Medical Neurology Branch. his research activities focus on the physiology of human voluntary movement and its pathophysiology in disordered voluntary movement and involuntary movement. Dr Hallet obtained his undergraduate and medical degree at Harvard University and had his neurology training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He had fellowships in neurophysiology at the NIH and in the Department of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry in London. Before coming to NIH, Dr Hallett was the Chief of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr Hallett is active in the fields of Clinical Neurophysiology and Movement Disorders. He has served as the President of the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the International Medical Society of Motor Disturbances and is now President of the Movement Disorder Society. Dr Hallett organised the first International Congress of Movement Disorders in Washington, DC. Dr Hallett serves on a number of editorial boards and medical advisory boards of lay organisations. He has published many scholarly contributions to the medical literature. He is well known for his work on the classification of myoclonus and his studies on the physiology and pathophysiology of voluntary movement including dystonia. He has been one of the pioneers in the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation for the study of the central nervous system and the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin. Recently a major focus of his research has been the plasticity of the human motor system.

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