Principles of Neurology

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Raymond Delacy Adams, Maurice Victor, Allan H. Ropper
McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division, 1997 - Neurologie - 1618 pages
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This revised edition features a new art programme as well as advances in in diagnosis and treatment, while covering the fundamentals of neurologic diseases. It uses a symptom-based approach allowing the reader to proceed logically from cardinal manifestations to syndromes, differential diagnosis and appropriate therapies. The basic anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and molecular genetics necessary for a complete understanding of neurologic, psychiatric and muscle diseases are included, as well as discussion of the basic mechanisms of neurologic disease enabling the reader to understand more easily diagnosis and clinical management.

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Contents

CARDINAL MANIFESTATIONS OF NEUROLOGIC DISEASE
41
PAIN AND OTHER DISORDERS OF SOMATIC SENSATION
125
Other Somatic Sensation
148
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About the author (1997)

Maurice Victor, 1920 - 2001 Maurice Victor was born in 1920 in Canora, Saskatchewan to immigrant parents from Belarus and Lithuania. He was raised in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1938 and received his medical degree from there in 1943. After earning his degree he immediately enlisted in the Canadian Army where he rose to the rank of a decorated Captain in the medical corps. After the war he immigrated to the United States to study hematology and neurology, which he specialized in. In 1951, Victor joined the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital and began to teach in the neurology department at Harvard Medical School. In 1962, he became a professor at Case Western University and the director of the Neurology department at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. In 1977, McGraw Hill published "Principles of Neurology" written by Victor and Dr. Raymond D. Adams, a textbook on diseases of the nervous system.. It was a widely acclaimed success, spawning seven editions and translated into German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Victor retired in 1986 but remained active, spending the next six years helping out at the V. A. Hospital in White River Junction, Vermont. He also volunteered as a mentor to medical students and young doctors at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Besides the neurology textbook, Victor wrote a few other books and over 200 articles, most on the affect of alcoholism on the nervous system. Maurice Victor died on June 21, 2001 in New Hampshire at the age 81 from the effects of prostate cancer.

Allan Ropper, M.D
Professor of Neurology
Tufts Medical College
Chief of Neurology
St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Boston, MA

Robert H. Brown, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Neuromuscular Laboratories
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Bob Brown is one of the leading experts on ALS(Lou Gehrig's Disease) and other neuromuscular diseases. Allan Ropper has distinguished himself as the preeminent thought-leader in the field of neurologic emergencies, and continues to hold annual educational symposia on this topic at the annual AAN meeting.

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