Neurology in Primary Care

Alan M. Nadel, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1986;146(11):2109. doi:10.1001/archinte.1986.00360230021002.
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Robert Cantu's Neurology in Primary Care is a text that offers the reader a general overview of clinical neurology. The book covers almost every subject in the field and presents it in a readable and comprehensible, albeit somewhat simplistic, fashion. The book is directed to general medical and allied personnel who are not well versed or trained in the neurologic sciences.

Like so many textbooks by several authors, there is a wide variation in the quality of the information presented in different sections. Some sections, such as cerebral vascular disease, trauma, muscular diseases, and neuropathies, combine information from the basic sciences along with the clinical material. This information, however, is presented in a simplified manner, thereby providing the reader with a good basic explanation underlying the mechanisms and theories of the pathogenesis and treatment of neurologic diseases. Other chapters, however, tend to be more superficial and are just presented as


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