Clinical Neurology is intended to introduce medical students and
house officers to the field of neurology and to serve them as a continuing
resource in their work on the wards and in the clinics. This eighth edition
reflects the book's evolution over more than 20 years and is based on the
authors' clinical experience and teaching at a variety of institutions in
the United States and United Kingdom.
edition has been extensively revised and thoroughly updated. Major changes
include new introductory chapters on the neurologic history and examination
and on laboratory investigations; state-of-the-art discussions of the
molecular basis of Alzheimer disease and other dementias, spinocerebellar
ataxias, motor neuron disease, muscular dystrophies, Parkinson disease,
Huntington disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and stroke; and coverage
of recent advances in the treatment of neurologic complications of general
medical disorders, headache and facial pain, movement disorders, seizures,
and cerebrovascular disease, among other conditions.
Not least—and probably most noticeable—of the new features is
the incorporation of full-color illustrations, which should help to clarify
neuroanatomic principles, clinical–anatomic correlations,
pathophysiologic mechanisms, and clinical signs.
Many of our colleagues have generously provided advice or material for this
edition. In this regard we are especially grateful to Drs. Megan M. Burns,
Allitia DiBernardo, Vanja Douglas, Alisa Gean, J. Handwerke, Rock Heyman,
Justin Hill, Charles Jungreis, James Keane, Nancy J. Newman, and Howard
Rowley. The staff at McGraw-Hill have been enormously helpful in the editing
and production of this volume.
Finally, we hope
that students, house officers, and other practitioners who read this book
will find it helpful in demystifying and communicating the excitement of
David A. Greenberg
Roger P. Simon
Novato, San Francisco, and Atlanta