Kenneth F. Swaiman and Stephen Ashwal PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY CASE STUDIES Garden City, N.Y.: Medical Examination Publishing Co., 1978. 374 pp., $18.
Pediatric Neurology Case Studies presents the studies of 46 patients from the authors' experience. Each clinical vignette includes subheadings on history, physical examination, laboratory data, and clinical course.
Relevant patient photographs, electroencephalograph tracings, x-rays, computerized transaxial tomography scans, laboratory data, and charts are incorporated with specific cases. At the end of each case study there are answers to the questions and a discussion, differential diagnosis, and brief bibliography.
Major topics of pediatric neurology are presented and illustrated, including developmental defects, neonatal neurology, hereditary and degenerative diseases, epilepsy, mental retardation, nervous system infection, myopathy, vascular disease, metabolic problems, and neoplasms.
The format is interesting and instructive for pediatricians and neurologists in practice and in training, and for medical students. The book has particular merit for those candidates preparing for such examinations as specialty boards in neurology and pediatrics, recertification, and self-assessment tests.