Differential approaches in microsurgery of the brain. By Wolfgang Seeger New York Springer-Verlag 1985 414 pp illustrated $98код для вставкиСкачать
September 1984. From the standpoint of an outside observer, one senses that the frequency of the problem, rather than the incidence of new o r therapeutically valuable findings, stimulates the large number of symposia and colloquia devoted to headache. Those working directly in the field undoubtedly will find items of usefulness in this proceeding which is divided into Clinical Neurophysiology, Pathogenesis, Cluster Headache, Nondrug Therapy, and Drug Therapy. Time will tell whether either the fundamental pathogenesis or any new dimension of treatment can be derived from the data contained in these pages, although the volume obviously will hold interest for those working in the field. Orthostatic Hypotension By Irwin J . Schatz Philadelphia, F. A . Davis, 1986 146 pp, illustrated, $30.00 This is a predominantly clinical monograph, with most of the material derived from observations drawn from the literature to supplement the author’s bedside observations. Most neurologists will already be familiar with the contents of the book. Differential Approaches in Microsurgery of the Brain By WolfgangSeeger New York, Springer-Verkzg, 1985 414 pp, illustrated, $98.00 The volume consists of a series of black-and-white line drawings illustrating how surgeons, using microsurgical instruments, can search for and identify structures lying deep in the brain without producing considerable damage to overlying tissue in the approach. It will be attractive to the neurosurgical community. Microneurosurgical Atlas By Kenichiro Sugita New York, Springer-Verlag, 1985 274 pp* ilhstrated, $245.00 Like Dr Ito’s volume, this is a beautifully presented atlas of neurosurgical techniques, priced at a level that only neurosurgeons can afford. I confess to having found Ito’s illustrations somewhat more pleasing aesthetically and more quickly understood than the artwork in this volume, but it may be different in the eyes of those who have been there 288 Annals of Neurology Vol 22 No 2 August 1987 before and seek to refresh their road maps and guides to local changes. Vascular Aphasia ByJoseph M . Tonkonogy Boston, The M I T Press, 1986 320 pp, illustrated, $30.00 D r Tonkonogy is a Soviet-trained behavioral neurologist who was Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the Bechterev Psychoneurological Institute in Leningrad before coming to the United :States. He is now located at the VA Medical Center in Northampton, Massachusetts. The volume provides descriptions of the classic aphasia syndromes, anchored in a meticulous study of the ensuing neuropathology. Stroke: A Critical Approach to Diagnosis, Treatment and Management By D . T . Wade, R. L. h!ewer, C. E. Skiibeck, and R. M . David Chicago, Year Book Meh?icalPublishers, I985 3 77 pp, illustrated, $44.95 The authors are from Bristol, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and London, all in the United Kingdom. The book, as is often true of British textboohs, is written in a declarative style with a pleasing quality of getting directly to the point. The material also avoids a narrow view, is well referenced, and is properly skeptical about present approaches to treatment as well as the worthiness of the risks of excessive efforts at diagnosis for its own sake. I found particularly useful chapters on topics that are seldom encountered in American textbooks. These comprise the largest part of the book and are devoted to, respectively, Assessment of Stroke Patients, Recovery and Rehabilitation after Stroke, and Organizational and Economic Aspects of Stroke Care. The information differs somewhat from that which applies in the United States because of social and economic differences between our societies. Nevertheless, a wealth of dispassionately presented information is available, covering stroke outcome and management in many areas of the world. Furthermore, the text goes on to make excellent concrete recommendations as to the value of specific kinds of retraining, when to employ particular kinds of physical therapy, the relative value, if any, of specific stroke units, and the quality and effectiveness of aftercare. The volume deserves perusal by anyone responsible for the care of patients during the acute, convalescent, and chronic phase of cerebrovascular disease. It well deserves the adjective “critical” in its title.