The late Lord Brain published an excellent summary of clinical neurology in 1960, which was directed toward those who occasionally encounter neurologic disorders. Bannister now has revised the original, but nothing really has been done to change it. The 34 new pages add material (one can be thankful that there are few deletions) that is insignificant or sketchy to the extent that they need not have been made. The original is just as valuable as the new edition.
Included are mention of "new" diseases such as the subclavian steal syndrome, temporal arteritis, various rare myopathies, newer knowlledge on neuropathies, aspects of cerebrovascular insufficiency, and a description of brain scanning, echoencephalography and isotope cisternography. This is not a very large portion of the advances in clinical neurology of the past nine years. One advantage however, is a more abundant listing of references, especially on cerebrovascular disease.
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