The definitive guide to the full spectrum of neurology "This is one of the best neurology textbooks available, providing the distilled insights and knowledge of some of today's truly outstanding neurologic clinicians...Like its predecessors, the current edition features writing that is clear and concise, yet conversational-it almost feels as if the reader is on rounds hearing the insights of a truly superb clinician...offers a great deal to the serious student of neurology and is well worth the investment. This outstanding text will continue to be a key resource for neurologists and neurosurgeons, as well as resident trainees in those disciplines. Many practicing internists, emergency physicians, and pediatricians will also find it to be an excellent resource."--JAMA A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This book should be an essential element in the library of both young and seasoned clinicians...This has always been a successfully balanced textbook, combining a personal approach to the study of neurology and neurologic diseases. This edition, now1572 pages, expands on the prior editions admirably.
It achieves the difficult task of refreshing and updating a classic."--Doody's Review Service "one of theiconic texts in clinical medicine. The fact that it is now inits ninth edition attests to its durability and credibility asa comprehensive source for the pathophysiology, evaluation, andtreatment of disorders of the nervous system. First published in 1975, it has withstood the enormous changes in neurologicalsciences during the subsequent decades and has remained astaple on the reference shelves of practitioners from a variety ofbackgrounds and training levels...A unique attribute for a volume of this size is that each chapter iswritten by the same authors, thus achieving a uniformity of voice...As a gold standard text, the ninth edition of Adams and Victor'sPrinciples of Neurology would serve as valuable complement toany medical library."--World Neurosurgery Journal Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology provides all the information you will need to confidently handle any neurologic problem, from disorders of motility, and derangements of intellect, behavior, and language, to the degenerative and neuromuscular diseases.
Having this gold standard text on your reference shelf is like being able to consult with skilled clinicians on a daily basis. More than a compilation of facts, Adams and Victor's delivers expert insights not found in any other resource that help you understand every aspect of neurological disease. Written in a conversational style, the text offers practical, yet in-depth, coverage of both common and rare illnesses. Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology also includes timely, complete, and accessible treatment and clinical management strategies.
FEATURES Balanced presentation of evidence-based research coupled with the perspectives and experience of world-renowned expert neurologists Logical six-part organization reviews the clinical method, cardinal presentations, diseases of the central nervous system, diseases of the peripheral nervous system, and psychiatric disorders A-to-Z coverage of cardinal manifestations, including disorders of the special senses; epilepsy and disorders of consciousness; disorders of energy, mood, autonomic, and endocrine functions; and neuromuscular, spinal cord, and psychiatric disease Focus on symptoms, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment offers complete, practical guidance in clinical practice Special section on growth, development, and aging related to neurologic disease presents the latest, cutting-edge research in this integral area
Table of Contents
International Advisory Board Preface PART 1: THE CLINICAL METHOD OF NEUROLOGY 1. Approach to the Patient with Neurologic Disease 2. Special Techniques for Neurologic Diagnosis PART 2: CARDINAL MANIFESTATIONS OF NEUROLOGIC DISEASE Section 1: Disorders of Motility 3. Motor Paralysis 4. Abnormalities of Movement and Posture Caused by Disease of the Basal Ganglia 5. Incoordination and Other Disorders of Cerebellar Function 6. Tremor, Myoclonus, Focal Dystonias, and Tics 7. Disorders of Stance and Gait Section 2: Pain and Other Disorders of Somatic Sensation, Headache, and Backache 8. Pain 9. Other Somatic Sensation 10. Headache and Other Craniofacial Pains 11. Pain in the Back, Neck, and Extremities Section 3: Disorders of the Special Senses 12. Disorders of Smell and Taste 13. Disturbances of Vision 14. Disorders of Ocular Movement and Pupillary Function 15. Deafness, Dizziness, and Disorders of Equilibrium Section 4: Epilepsy and Disorders of Consciousness 16. Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders 17. Coma and Related Disorders of Consciousness 18. Faintness and Syncope 19. Sleep and Its Abnormalities Section 5: Derangements of Intellect, Behavior, and Language Caused by Diffuse and Focal Cerebral Disease 20. Delirium and Other Acute Confusional States 21. Dementia and the Amnesic (Korsakoff) Syndrome with Comments on the Neurology of Intelligence and Memory 22. Neurologic Disorders Caused by Lesions in Specific Parts of the Cerebrum 23. Disorders of Speech and Language Section 6: Disorders of Energy, Mood, and Autonomic and Endocrine Functions 24. Fatigue, Asthenia, Anxiety, and Depressive Reactions 25. The Limbic Lobes and the Neurology of Emotion 26. Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System, Respiration, and Swallowing 27. The Hypothalamus and Neuroendocrine Disorders PART 3: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND THE NEUROLOGY OF AGING 28. Normal Development and Deviations in Development of the Nervous System 29. The Neurology of Aging PART 4: MAJOR CATEGORIES OF NEUROLOGIC DISEASE 30. Disturbances of Cerebrospinal Fluid and Its Circulation, Including Hydrocephalus, Pseudotumor Cerebri, and Low-Pressure Syndromes 31. Intracranial Neoplasms and Paraneoplastic Disorders 32. Infections of the Nervous System (Bacterial, Fungal, Spirochetal, Parasitic) and Sarcoidosis 33. Viral Infections of the Nervous System, Chronic Meningitis, and Prion Diseases 34. Cerebrovascular Diseases 35. Craniocerebral Trauma 36. Multiple Sclerosis and Allied Demyelinating Diseases 37. Inherited Metabolic Diseases of the Nervous System 38. Developmental Diseases of the Nervous System 39. Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System 40. The Acquired Metabolic Disorders of the Nervous System 41. Diseases of the Nervous System Caused by Nutritional Deficiency 42. Alcohol and Alcoholism 43. Disorders of the Nervous System Caused by Drugs, Toxins, and Other Chemical Agents PART 5: DISEASES OF SPINAL CORD, PERIPHERAL NERVE, AND MUSCLE 44. Diseases of the Spinal Cord 45. Electrophysiologic and Laboratory Aids in the Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disease 46. Diseases of the Peripheral Nerves 47. Diseases of the Cranial Nerves 48. Principles of Clinical Myology: Diagnosis and Classification of Diseases of Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction 49. The Infectious and Inflammatory Myopathies 50. The Muscular Dystrophies 51. The Metabolic and Toxic Myopathies 52. The Congenital Neuromuscular Disorders 53. Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction 54. Ion Channel Disorders: The Periodic Paralyses and Hereditary Nondystrophic Myotonias (Channelopathies) 55. Disorders of Muscle Characterized by Cramp, Spasm, Pain, and Localized Masses PART 6: PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS 56. The Anxiety Neuroses, Hysteria, and Personality Disorders 57. Depression and Bipolar Disease 58. The Schizophrenias and Paranoid States Index
Allan Ropper, MD Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School Executive Vice-Chair of Neurology Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA Martin A. Samuels, MD, FAAN, MACP, DSc (Hon) Chairman Department of Neurology Brigham and Women's Hospital Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School Boston, MA