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Dr. Fishman has written a superb monograph that admirably achieves his goal "to summarize and interpret our expanding knowledge of the CSF, emphasizing data which are derived from patient studies and are of special relevance to the understanding of neurological disease." An historical introduction is followed by a brief but informative review of our current understanding of the important anatomic and physiologic aspects of the cerebrospinal fluid. There follows a lucid, thoughtful discussion of intracranial pressure in health and in various disease states. The final two chapters, on the normal composition of the cerebrospinal fluid and the abnormalities that result
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Cerebrospinal Fluid in Diseases of the Nervous System.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:517. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-3-517_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(3):517.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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