Wilson C. and Hoff J. T. (eds) current surgical management of neurologic disease. New York Churchill Livingstone 1980 illustrated $39код для вставкиСкачать
Spiegel, R., Sleep and Sleeplessness i n Advanced A g e (Advances i n Sleep Research, Vol 5). New York, SP Medical and Scientrfic Books, 1981, 2 7 2 pp, illustrated, $35.00 This is a Swiss study of 113 unselected medically healthy men and women averaging 64 years of age. Among other findings, the results demonstrate that in the elderly, as in other age groups, there is little relationship between insomnia and either medical or blatant psychiatric illness. Insomniacs tend to underestimate the duration of sleep as polygraphically recorded, while “good” sleepers tend to overestimate it. Subjects routinely using hypnotics were few but showed no distinctive differences from the rest of the sample. Spillane, J . D., The Doctrine of the Nerves. Nezu York, Oxford University Press, 1981, 467 pp, illustrated, $50.00 As the author says, “This book is primarily intended to show the newcomer to neurology the lie of the land, historically speaking: to set him on course, as it were, and show him where we neurologists came from.” D r Spillane ably fulfills his goal with sections covering the foundations of neurology, the eighteenth century, the nineteenth century, and the second half of the nineteenth century. Spillane has written an interesting and informative book, but his bibliography does seem to give rather less attention to non-English-speaking neurologists and neuroscientists than they deserve. Thomas, D . G., and Graham, D . 1. (edsi, Brain Tumours. Scientific Basis, Clinical Investigation, and C u r r e n t Therapy. Woburn, M A , Butterworth, 1980, 382 pp, illustrated, $74.95 A selection of essays covering the scientific basis of tumor biology, clinical investigation, and current therapy. Authors are mainly from the United Kingdom with a lesser representation from the United States and France. Thompson, R. F., Hicks, L . H . , and Shvyrkov, V . B . (eds), N e u r a l Mechanisms of Goal-directed Behavior and Learning. Neu’ York, Academic Press, 1980, $49.50 The volume contains the proceedings of a joint seminar in psychology and neurosciences between the National Academy of Sciences USA and the Academy of Sciences of the USSR held in 1978 in Irvine, California. Summary chapters written especially for the volume add value to its contents. Valk. J . , Computed T o m o g r a p h y a n d Cerebral Infarctions. New York, Raven Pres.r, 1981, 190 pp, illustrated, $29.50 An elementary introduction to the topic. Valzelli, L., Psychobiology of Aggression a n d Violence. New York, Raven Press, 1981, 2 6 2 pp. illustrated, $26.00 The author, an Italian neuropsychopharmacologist, attempts in this monograph to integrate available data from a wide variety of scientific fields in an effort to improve understanding and perhaps suggest some treatment for this increasingly destructive force of modern society. Vinken, P. J., and Bruyn, G. W. (eds), Diseases of Muscle, Part I (Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Vol 40). Amsterdam, ElsevierlNorth-Holland Biomedical Press, 1979, 585 pp, illustrated, $122.00 190 Annals of Neurology Vol 12 No 2 August 1982 Vinken, P. J . , and Bruyn, G. W . ieds), Diseases of Muscle, Part I1 (Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Vol 41). Amsterdam, ElsevierlNorth-Holland Biomedicul Press, 1979, 5 12 pp, illustrated These two volumes comprehensively cover the muscle diseases in 27 chapters. References in most chapters go as late as 1977. Topics include fundamental considerations of anatomy, pathology and physiology, experimental myopathies, the use of tissue culture, and classification and clinical manifestations of the myopathies, with individual chapters on the various separately identified dystrophies and inflammatory myopathies and a series of chapters on myasthenia gravis, periodic paralysis, metabolic myopathies, endocrine myopathies, myoglobin, acute muscle weakness, motor unit hyperactivity, oncological neuromuscular disorders, the genetics of neuromuscular diseases, and rehabilitation. T h e vofumes are an excellent addition to the high quality of the Handbook series. Weiner, H., Hofer, M., and Stunkard, A. (eds), Brain, Behavior, & Bodily Disease (Research Publications, Association for Research i n Nervous a n d Mental Disease, Vol 59). New York, Raven Press, 1981, 275 pp. illustrated, $26.00 The volume contains the proceedings of the 1979 meeting of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease. Wilson, C., and Hoff;J . T . ieds), C u r r e n t Surgical Mana g e m e n t of Neurologic Disease. New York, Churchilll Livingstone, 1980, illustrated, $39.50 In their introduction, the editors describe this as a book written for non-neurosurgeons that deals exclusively with the changing pattern of neurosurgery. Multiple authors are involved, with sections including congenital disorders, neoplastic disease, vascular disorders, trauma, infections of the central nervous system, and acquired disorders. Windle, W . F . led), The Spinal Cord a n d Its Reaction to T r a u m a t i c I n j u r y (Modern Pharmacology-Toxicology Series, Vol 19). New York, Marcel Dekker, 1980, 3 6 8 pp, illustrated, 345 .00 This is a multiauthored volume covering aspects of spinal cord biology ranging from historical concepts through morphology, physiology, and pharmacology to clinical concerns and therapeutic potentials. Wood,J . H . (ed), Neurobiology of Cerebrospinal Fluid. New York, Plenum Press, 1980, 768 pp, illustrated, $69.50 This is a multiauthored volume containing 49 chapters mainly dealing with various neurochemical and pharmacological changes in the cerebrospinal fluid in health and disease. Youdim, M . B. H., and Paykel, E . S. iedsi, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors. The State of the Art. New York,John Wiley 6 Sons, 1981, 214 pp, illustrated The volume includes proceedings of a symposium held in Germany in June, 1980, with international participation.