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Neurologic symptoms are encountered in 20% to 70% of all patients seen by primary care physicians. The day-to-day problems of chronic neurologic disease are more likely to come initially to the attention of the family physician than of the consultant neurologist; and neurology is one area in which the primary care physician feels least prepared. Moreover, this physician often has been unable to turn to a single textbook for concise advice on the management of specific chronic symptoms and diseases.
Most textbooks of neurology emphasize diagnosis: anatomical localization, neuropathology, and pathophysiology. Most are aimed at neurologists in practice or in
Practical Management of Chronic Neurologic Problems.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:664–665. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-95-5-664_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(5):664-665.
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