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One of the myths of medicine is that the practice of neurology requires mastery of the basic neurosciences and skill in a difficult technique of physical examination. In reality, what the seasoned neurologist uses is the ability to recognize a clinical pattern on the basis of his previous experience. Most textbooks of neurology are based on the myth. Dr. Matthews, in contrast, provides a practical guide for the recognition and sensible management of neurologic diseases.
In a discipline whose handbook runs into dozens of volumes, a real handbook of neurology clearly fills a need. The book is written for the
Practical Neurology.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:812–813. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-812_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):812-813.
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