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Under the editorial direction of Roger Bannister, 26 chapters have been gathered to focus on autonomic failure; they review the pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, diagnostic tests, and recent research developments for managing clinical disorders of the autonomic nervous system. The book contains many excellent contributions. Bannister's classification of autonomic failures is based on clinical findings (because the ultimate pathogenesis of most syndromes of autonomic failures is unknown), and has the advantage of simplicity. In the introduction, the editor explains that the book's scope is limited deliberately—much of it is concerned with the rare chronic or primary neurologic disorders—in order to address
Autonomic Failure: A Textbook of Clinical Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System.. Ann Intern Med. ;100:930–931. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-6-930_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(6):930-931.
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