The best reason for writing yet another textbook in a familiar field is that it gives a master clinician the opportunity to place before the reader his accumulated experience and balance. Professor Elliott's book, Clinical Neurology, reflects this background. It is obviously written by a senior clinician and teacher. It can be recommended without reservation to students, residents, and physicians as one of the outstanding single volume textbooks in neurology in the English language.
The book embodies a fine balance of general principles and detail. The early chapters are first class essays of fundamental principles in neurology. There is a sensible combination of sound physiological and anatomical concepts. The motor and sensory systems are discussed in an extremely lucid fashion. The chapter on mental disorders and organic disease deserves special mention. The individual chapters on the major clinical subjects are complete. The proper emphasis is given to the more common