Reviews and Notes: Neurology: Neurology: Problems in Primary Care. Ann Intern Med. 1994;121:157. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-121-2-199407150-00041
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1994;121(2):157.
Second edition. James L. Bernat and Frederick M. Vincent. 886 pages. Los Angeles: Practice Management Information Corporation; 1993. $49.95.
Several neurology textbooks aimed at internists or primary care physicians have appeared in the last few years, and the need for another text is questionable. This book consists of 41 chapters grouped into five sections. The first section—on assessment—describes the neurologic examination in adults and children and provides an overview of basic neurodiagnostic tests. This is followed by a section on neurologic problems other than diseases. This second section should be of special interest to primary care physicians, although the selection of topics seems arbitrary; for example, the authors discuss aphasia rather than speech disorders in general; they review tremor but do not consider other abnormal movements; and weakness merits a chapter, whereas visual disturbances are neglected. This section is followed by sections on neurologic diseases, the neurologic complications of pregnancy and various medical disorders, and neurologic emergencies. Primary care physicians will appreciate both the practical advice regarding referral of patients to specialists and the useful information provided about sources of educational materials for patients.
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