Barbagallo-Sangiorgi G. and Exton-Smith A. N. (eds) The aging brain neurological and mental disturbances. New York Plenum Press 1980 316 pages $42код для вставкиСкачать
BOOKS Brief Reviews Aarli, J . A,, and Tonder, O., Immunological Aspects of Neurological Diseases (Monographs i n N e u r a l Sciences, Vol 6). Basel, S. Karger, 1980, 189 pages, $58.75 This is a comprehensive small textbook by authors from the University of Bergen in Norway. Adelman, R., Roberts,J . , Baker, G . , Buskin, S., and Cristofalo, V . (eds), Neural Regulatory Mechanisms d u r i n g A g i n g (Modern A g i n g Research, Vol 1). New York, Alan R. LZss, 1980, 230 pageJ, $21 .OO Aging seems to be in fashion this year, with symposia and series publications showing frequent appearance. This one gives the proceedings of a conference held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, in October, 1979. Barhagallo-SanKiorgi, G., and Exton-Smith, A. N . (eds), The A g i n g Brain, Neurological a n d Mental Disturbances. New York, Plenum Press, 1980, 3 16 pages, $42.50 The volume contains photo-offset short papers from a symposium held in Italy in March, 1980. The participants are largely based in European centers. About two-thirds of the monograph is clinically oriented. Barker, I., and Smith, T . (eds), The Role of Peptides i n Neuronal Function. Neu: York, Marcel Dekker, 1981, 768 pages, $93.00 The volume represents a progress report on recent activities in this rapidly expanding area of research. Coverage is fundamental with an orderly handling of topics, some in considerable detail. The roster of primary authors is distinguished. This book is a valuable contribution to a new field. Bonica,John J . (ed), Pain (Research Publications: Association for Research i n Nervous and M e n t a l Disease, Vol 58). New York, Raven Press, 1980, 424 pages, $38.00 Proceedings of the 58th annual meeting of the ARNMD, held in New York in December, 1978, are presented. Brazier, Mary (edi, Brain Mechanisms i n Memory and Learning: From t h e Single N e u r o n to M a n ( I B R O Monograph Series, Vol 4). New' York, Razien Press, 1978, 416 pages, $34.50 The volume contains the proceedings of a symposium held in Japan in 1978. Brodal, A , , Neurological Anatomy i n Relation to Clinical Medicine. T h i r d edition. New I'ork, O x j d University Press, 1981, 1,053 pages, $35.00 D r Brodal has favored us with a third edition of his comprehensive and widely acclaimed textbook. The length is considerably extended and widescale revisions reflect new knowledge, but in fundamental organization and approach the volume retains its original format. Cowan, W. M . , Hall, Z . W., and Kandel, E., A n n u a l Review of Neuroscience, Vol 3. Palo Alto, C A , Annnal Reoiews, Inc, 1980 Contents include the use of in vitro brain slices, dopamine in the physiology of dyskinesias induced by antipsychotic drugs, bacterial chemotaxis in neurobiology, dementia, developmental neurobiology of invertebrates, ionic currents in molluscan soma, chemical neurotoxins as denervation 5 84 tools, visuomotor function of the primate superior colIiculus, substance P, trophic interactions in neurogenesis (Viktor Hamburger), degeneration of neuromuscular specificity, cellular recognition during development, retinotectal specificity, and nerve growth factor. The distinction of the authors and the comprehensiveness of the coverage are making this a preeminent review series in neuroscience. D i Benedetta, Balazs, Gombos, and Porcellati (ed.r),Multidisciplinary Approach to Brain Development. Amsterdam, Else~iierlNorth-tIolland Biomedical Press, 1980 The volume contains proceedings of a meeting of the European Society for Neurochemistry held in Italy in April, 1979. Major headings, under which a number of short papers are presented, consist of: ( 1 ) structures and molecules during normal brain development; (2) cell signals during normal brain development; and ( 3 , environmental effects o n brain development. DzChiara, G., und GeJsa, G . (edr),Glutamate as a Neurotransmitter (Advances i n Biochemical Psychopharmacology, V0l 27). Neui Yo&, Raoetz Press, 1980, 452 pages, $41 .00 The proceedings of a symposium held in Sardinia In 1980 are included hcre. Farquhar, J., and Gajdusek, D. C. (eds), Kuru: Early Letters and Field-Notes from the Collection of D. Carleton Gajdusek. New York, Raven Press, 1981, 366 pages. $40.00 The title is self-explanatory. The contents cover an adventurous summary of the exploration and identification that led to the recognition of not only the cause of a particular illness but a new concept in the understanding of infectious diseases. Gryder, K . M., and Fraizkos. V . t l . (edri, Effects o f Foods and D r u g s on the Development and Function of t h e Nervous System: Methods f o r Predicting Toxicity. Rockz'ille, M D , FDA Offire of Health Affaaivs, 1980, 278 pages, free The proceedings of a symposium held in October, 1970, are presented. Lockard, Joan S., and Ward, Arthur A., Epilepsy: A Window to Brain Mechanisms. New York, Raven Pres.r. 1980, 296 pages, $32.50 Seventeen chapters from fourteen contributors in a single epilepsy center give this monograph a special quality. Ward and his associa.tes have made major contributions to the understanding of the epileptic neuron, its genesis, biologicai susceptibilicies, and potential treatment. Studies in yrimates as well :as in human beings in the operating room make many of the findings directly applicable to understanding of the epileptic process in man, and cohesive editing ties the articles together to make an important contribution to the field. Meiss, H., andJaeger, D . (edsi, Information to Authors, 1980- 1981: Editorial Guidelines Reproduced f r o m 246 Medical Journals . Baltim o re, U rba ti C Srh 11 'amen berg , 1980, 665 pages, $26.00 This paperback incorporates the instruc-tions to authors from 246 medical journals, providing a convenient single access point for would-be authors.