particularly to diseases of the nervous system, which frequently disrupt motor and cognitive behavior. Although the subject of sex is no longer taboo, physicians and other health care professionals all too often neglect the subject of sexual functionings with their patients. Because of their general ignorance in this area, most health care professionals, including neurologists, are reluctant to initiate a discussion of sexual problems with patients; patients in turn often hesitate to volunteer symptoms related to what they consider a private part of their lives. Therefore, this volume is a welcome review of a relatively neglected topic. The cause of symptoms and practical management of sexual dysfunction in patients with neurological disorders are reviewed. Chapters are devoted to anatomy and physiology, history taking, and clinical syndromes. Lesions involving the peripheral nervous system, spinal cord, and hemispheres are described. The effect of medications, alcohol, psychoactive drugs, and normal aging processes on sexual function are covered. An excellent bibliography is provided. This short review is an excellent introduction for the student and clinician to the field of sexual dysfunction. John J . Caronna, M D New York, N Y Essays in Neurochemistry and Neuropharmacology, Vol 5, edited by M. B. H . Youdim, W. Lovenberg, D. F . Sharman, and J . R. Lagnado, New York, John Wiley and Sons, 1981, 153 pp, illustrated Part of a series of volumes of essays o n the central nervous system, this short book contains six chapters averaging about 25 pages each. Topics include transport carrier systems for tyrosine and tryptophan, pineal serotonin N acetyltransferase, octopamine, dopamine neurons in the retina, stimulant-induced psychosis, and suicide enzyme inhibition. The authors are all expert and present wellorganized, concise descriptions of their topics. T h e chapters are well referenced. This volume would b e worthwhile for almost anyone interested in neuropharinacology or neurochemistry. It is easy to read and would be interesting to students and researchers. Medical Neurobiology, Neuroanatomical and Neurophysiological Principles Basic to Clinical Neuroscience, T h i r d edition By William D. Willis, Jr, and Robert G. Grossman St. Louis, The C . V . Mosby Company, 1981 593 pp, illustrated This is the third edition of a classic textbook on neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. It has the same basic organization as the first two editions; however, there have been some changes. The topic of synaptic transmission is stressed more heavily in this edition, and the section on receptors and receptor mechanisms has been expanded, as has treatment of the autonomic nervous system. Several chapters have been substantially revised and the reference lists have 112 Annals of Neurology Vol 13 No 1 January 1983 been updated. The book is beautifully produced and illustrated and will prove highly useful to the student and to the neurologist or neurosurgeon preparing for board examinations. Head Injury (Major Problems i n Neurology, Vol 10) By N. E. F . Cartlidge and D . A . Shaw Philadelphia, The W . B . Saunders Company. 1981 203 pp, illustrated. $32.50 This monograph, written by two neurologists with a contribution on treatment by a neurosurgeon, comprehensively reviews the relevant literature on the topic of head injury and presents the findings of a study o f 4 2 5 head-injured patients admitted to the neurosurgical unit in Newcastle-upon-Tyne over the course of approximately two years. The volume is well written and contains useful information on the epidemiology of head injury, its medical and social consequences, and its sequelae. The sections on the postconcussion syndrome, cranial nerve injuries after head injury, and posttraumatic headache make the volume useful for neurologists, neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, psychiatrists, and others who are concerned with the care of the head-injured patient. With its emphasis on the postconcussion syndrome, this book is a useful supplement to Jennett and Teasdale’s monumental work Management of Head Injuries, which deals mainly with more severe head injuries. C u r r e n t Neurology, Vol 3 Edited by Stanley H . Appel New Yo&,John Wiley C Sons. 1981 599 PP This volume of Current Neurology covers recent advances in the field. The contributors critically review clinical topics including neuroendocrinology, neuroophthalmology, computed tomography, pain, and pain syndromes and recent advances in stroke, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, and hereditary ataxias. The book provides clear, concise overviews that will be useful to clinical neurologists with little time to review the neuroscience literature. It is therefore a valuable addition to any neurological library. §ex Differences i n Dyslexia Edited by Alice Ansara, Norman Gescbwind, Albert Galaburda. Marilyn Albert, and Nanette Gartrell The Orton Dyslexia Society, Towson, M D , 1981 This volume is a compilation of papers presented at a 1980 Orton Society conference. Key workers in the field present up-to-date reviews of neuropsychological aspects of dyslexia with regard to both sex differences and the heterogeneity of the disorder. Research in progress is also discussed by a number of the contributors. There are even two papers about remediation. While conflicting views abide, reflecting the limits of the state of the art, the symposium demonstrates that clear advances are being made in the area.