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Seventy-one authors have contributed to this edition, which is intended to provide a seamless textbook of neurology, dedicated to the memory of H. Houston Merritt. The first chapter covers symptoms and signs in neurology and will be appreciated by medical students and non-neurologists. The section on coma includes a short description of brain death and a few references. In the current controversy over brain death and legal death, and the proliferating criteria for these conditions, this section is a useful resource. To the list of specific symptoms, the editor has added a more philosophical account that emphasizes the need for
Merritt's Textbook of Neurology.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:418–419. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-3-418
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(3):418-419.
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