The stated purpose of this book is is "to present under one cover as much... as a resident in physical medicine and rehabilitation will need to know for patient care and as a source of references for further study." This purpose has been achieved in an admirable manner in one volume. When viewed from a busy practicing internist's frame of reference, only certain segments of this volume are worthwhile. Chapters five "Management of the Acute Stroke Patient," and nine, "Stroke Rehabilitation Program," artfully outline the essence of purposeful stroke management and rehabilitation within the context of an average acute general hospital.
Residents in internal medicine would be hard pressed to find more clear, concise, and authoritative material than that presented in chapters on the natural history of stroke, the pathology of strokes, and examination and diagnosis. The remainder of the book fulfills the stated purpose of the volume extremely