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Nervous System (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1586638971
June 2003
Paperback
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Tales from the Bed
Jenifer Estess
0743476832
Nov 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
By the time 40-year-old Jenifer Estess died of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) last December, she and her sisters had founded an organization-Project A.L.S.-to find a cure for this fatal neuromuscular disease. This fast-paced, witty book, written with one of her sisters, is both a memoir of Jenifer's six-year struggle with the disease and a chronicle of Project A.L.S.'s birth and work. Unfortunately, the beauty of the writing and the story is compromised by a too-casual structure; even simple chapter titles could have remedied the book's scattered feeling. This haze appears elsewhere, too: for instance, after deciding to found Project A.L.S, the sisters recruited theater colleagues, including Ben Stiller, to help, but they don't explain how Jenifer had made those contacts in the first place (the necessary details of...


When a Family Member Has Dementia : Steps to Becoming a Resilient Caregiver

0275985741


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Review
“[A]n important and accessible guide for caregivers facing the daunting task of providing support to a loved one with dementia; McCurry's excellent book is filled with practical advice.”–THE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
“McCurry points out that no two people with dementia are alike, and that caregivers must learn to rely on their own creativity and innate resources to help their loved ones. She clearly and honestly describes a number of situations in which caregivers may find themselves and their loved ones, and also shows how caregivers choose to react can affect not only the quality of life for the loved one but also for the caregiver. She gives caregivers tools can use to develop resilience as their loved ones' behaviors change and advises them to practice five core principles: do not argue, accept...


The Brain Atlas: A Visual Guide to the Human Central Nervous System
Thomas A. Woolsey
0471430587
November 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"Overall, this atlas is an excellent tool for understanding the central nervous system.  It is a good companion at every level of training and for health care professionals." (Archives of Neurology, May 2004)

“The authors have done a superb job of bringing together what the clinical student of the neurosciences needs to know or have available by reference...invaluable for students...every practicing neurosurgeon can review this materials regularly with advantage...a valuable addition to the libraries of neuroscientists everywhere.” (Neurosurgery Quarterly, December 2003 - February 2004)

Praised in the first edition "An excellent reference text. We recommend The Brain Atlas to all who explore the intricate wonders of the human brain." (Trends in Neuroscience)

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The Autism Sourcebook
Karen Siff Exkorn
0060799889
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

Practical advice and information from the world's foremost experts on autism -- and a mother's own hard-won lessons from helping her son recover from the disorder

When Karen Siff Exkorn's son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism, she struggled to pull together comprehensive information about the disorder. Fortunately, she was able to educate herself quickly, and her extensive at-home treatment of her son led to his amazing full recovery. But the journey wasn't easy, and now, in The Autism Sourcebook, Siff Exkorn offers parents the wisdom she wishes she'd had at the beginning.

Recent studies show that there is a worldwide epidemic of autism. More than 1.5 million people are affected in the United States alone, with one in every 166 children diagnosed. Early detection and early intervention are...



Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group In A Book

0826514804


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Book Description
Replete with the powerful words of experienced caregivers, It Wasn’t Supposed to Be Like This is an essential guidebook for anyone who must attend to the needs of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. In these pages, members of caregivers’ support groups - representing twenty-six families and a variety of professions and income levels - speak candidly about the challenges they have faced at every step in the caregiving process, from recognizing early symptoms of dementia to dealing with its advanced stages.Highlighting the ingenuity and resourcefulness of caregivers, the book brims with inspirational stories, practical advice, and creative approaches to problem-solving. Among the issues addressed are: Becoming a caregiver, whether for a spouse or parent Dealing with...


Barr's the Human Nervous System: An Anatomical Viewpoint
John A. Kiernan
0781751543
December 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
A book/disk reference on applied neuroscience for students in medicine and the allied health sciences. Contains sections on fundamentals and neurohistology, regional anatomy of the central nervous system, a review of the major systems, and blood supply and the meninges.

Book Info
Univ. of Western Ontario, Canada. Synopsis of neuroanatomy, for medical students. Halftone and full-color illustrations. Previous edition: Human Nervous System: An Anatomical Viewpoint, by Murray L. Barr, c1993. Includes a DOS/Windows diskette of "important facts" with questions and answers. Softcover. DNLM: Nervous System--anatomy & histology. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Learning to Speak Alzheimer's
Joanne Koenig Coste
0618485171
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Review
"A fine addition to Alzheimer's and caregiving collections." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer's, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia. Learning to Speak Alzheimer's also offers hundreds of practical tips, including...


Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology
Allan H. Ropper, Robert H. Brown
007141620X
March 29, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A new take on the classic, definitive text on the full spectrum of neurology. Reflecting a modern approach to neurology, Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 8/e new format highlights a more complete and accessible approaches to treatment and clinical management strategies. This thoroughly revised edition features more coverage of treatment and neuroimaging, renown signs and symptoms sections integrated throughout, and over 800 illustrations.

About the Author
Allan Ropper, M.D
Professor of Neurology
Tufts Medical College
Chief of Neurology
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Robert H. Brown, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Neuromuscular Laboratories
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100 Q&A about Parkinson Disease
Abraham Lieberman
0763704334
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
100 Questions and Answers About Parkinson Disease gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, quality of life, sources of support, and much more.

Book Info
Consumer text provides authoritative, practical answers to questions on treatment options, quality of life, sources of support, and much more. Focuses on the day-to-day concerns of those dealing with Parkinson's Disease. Written in a question-and-answer format. Softcover.

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36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life
Nancy L. Mace
0446610410
January 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
It has been estimated that five percent of older people suffer from severe intellectual impairment. So these two eloquent and readable guides will be much in demand as the number of families facing the challenge of caring for a relative with some form of dementing illness continues to grow. First published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day follows the format of the previous two editions but has been thoroughly updated to incorporate new information on the latest research, several drugs that hold promise, and genetic aspects of Alzheimer's. The heart of the guide remains unchanged, focusing on helping families cope with this progressive and irreversible disease. Besides tips on how to care for the demented during the various stages of the disease (for example, place a picture of a toilet on the bathroom door), the text...


Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills
Russell L. Blaylock
0929173252
December 1996
Paperback
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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Mitch Albom
0385484518
January 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
This true story about the love between a spiritual mentor and his pupil has soared to the bestseller list for many reasons. For starters: it reminds us of the affection and gratitude that many of us still feel for the significant mentors of our past. It also plays out a fantasy many of us have entertained: what would it be like to look those people up again, tell them how much they meant to us, maybe even resume the mentorship? Plus, we meet Morrie Schwartz--a one of a kind professor, whom the author describes as looking like a cross between a biblical prophet and Christmas elf. And finally we are privy to intimate moments of Morrie's final days as he lies dying from a terminal illness. Even on his deathbed, this twinkling-eyed mensch manages to teach us all about living robustly and fully. Kudos to author and acclaimed...


Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases
Hal Blumenfeld
0878930604
January 15, 2002
Paperback
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Andres Martin, José Merino, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases seems a slam-dunk into the classics shelf.

Book Description
Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases brings a pioneering interactive approach to the teaching of neuroanatomy, using over 100 actual Clinical Cases and high-quality radiologic images to bring the subject to life. This approach allows students to appreciate the clinical relevance of structural details as they are being learned, and to integrate knowledge of disparate functional systems, since a single lesion may affect several different neural structures and pathways. Most of the book comprises chapters that explain the major neuroanatomical systems. Each chapter first presents background material including an...


Climbing Higher
Montel Williams
045121398X
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In 1999, after almost twenty years of symptoms, Montel Williams, a decorated naval officer and Emmy Award-winning talk show host, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He was struck with denial, fear, depression, and anger, and now he's battling back. Graced with strong values, courage, and hard-won wisdom, he shares his insights in this powerful book on the divergent roads a life can take, and recounts how he rose to meet the challenges he's faced. Surprising, searing, and deeply personal, Climbing Higher is as honest and inspiring as its author.

About the Author
Montel Williams has established himself as a top player in the competitive daytime talk show arena since his debut in 1991. He is also a decorated former naval intelligence officer and a renowned motivational...


Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
Edward M. Hallowell
0684801280
January 1994
Paperback
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Book Review
This clear and valuable book dispels a variety of myths about attention deficit disorder (ADD). Since both authors have ADD themselves, and both are successful medical professionals, perhaps there's no surprise that the two myths they attack most persistently are: (a) that ADD is an issue only for children; and (b) that ADD corresponds simply to limited intelligence or limited self-discipline. "The word disorder puts the syndrome entirely in the domain of pathology, where it should not entirely be. Although ADD can generate a host of problems, there are also advantages to having it, advantages that this book will stress, such as high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm, and they are completely overlooked by the 'disorder' model." The authors go on to cite Mozart and Einstein as examples of...


The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book
Roy Laver Swank
0385232799
Mar 1987
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Hundreds of new recipes for dishes that taste terrific but stick to the diet rules so important for controlling M.S.--now completely revised to conform to the latest medical research.

From the Publisher
Hundreds of new recipes for dishes that taste terrific but stick to the diet rules so important for controlling M.S.--now completely revised to conform to the latest medical research.

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Nervous System
Darlene R. Stille
051626270X
March 1998
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gr. 3^-5. Making good use of diagrams, Stille does an admirable job of explaining the complex interactions between the brain, nerve cells, and muscles. Working from the general to the specific and using concrete examples whenever appropriate, she succeeds in relaying basic information on the subject in a way that will be understandable for the target audience. Older kids who struggle with science concepts or have a reading disability will also be encouraged by the book's easy format, which features large type, loads of diagrams and photographs, and short, simple sentences. With many schools moving away from textbooks, teachers can use this to introduce vocabulary and basic concepts and feel comfortable that the majority of middle-grade children will not find it too difficult. Bibliography, including online sites;...


Say Good Night to Insomnia : The Six-Week, Drug-Free Program Developed At Harvard Medical School
Gregg Jacobs, Herbert Benson
0805055487
November 15, 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
First-time authors Jacobs and Wiedman bring two complementary and responsible viewpoints to the topic of insomnia. Both have suffered from insomnia, write extensively about the ineffectiveness and sometime harmful consequences of sleeping pills, and suggest starting treatment by keeping a sleep diary. Jacobs, a professor at Harvard Medical School and founder of the Behavioral Medicine Insomnia Program, promotes a drug-free program of healthy sleep patterns based on biofeedback, relaxation, positive thinking, and good sleep habits. Wiedman, a mortgage broker by trade, suggests a very simple three-step plan. While the two books offer similar information, Jacobs's scholarly manner will satisfy those looking for an authoritative answer, while Wiedman's more informal approach will appeal to readers seeking something...


The 36-Hour Day
Nancy L. Mace
0801861497
Jan 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
It has been estimated that five percent of older people suffer from severe intellectual impairment. So these two eloquent and readable guides will be much in demand as the number of families facing the challenge of caring for a relative with some form of dementing illness continues to grow. First published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day follows the format of the previous two editions but has been thoroughly updated to incorporate new information on the latest research, several drugs that hold promise, and genetic aspects of Alzheimer's. The heart of the guide remains unchanged, focusing on helping families cope with this progressive and irreversible disease. Besides tips on how to care for the demented during the various stages of the disease (for example, place a picture of a toilet on the bathroom door), the text...


Lucky Man: A Memoir
Michael J. Fox
0786888741
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
The same sharp intelligence and self-deprecating wit that made Michael J. Fox a star in the Family Ties TV series and Back to the Future make this a lot punchier than the usual up-from-illness celebrity memoir. Yes, he begins with the first symptoms of Parkinson's disease, the incurable illness that led to his retirement from Spin City (and acting) in 2000. And yes, he assures us he is a better, happier person now than he was before he was diagnosed. In Fox's case, you actually might believe it, because he then cheerfully exposes the insecurities and self-indulgences of his pre-Parkinson's life in a manner that makes them not glamorous but wincingly ordinary and of course very funny. ("As for the question, 'Does it bother you that maybe she just wants to sleep with you because you're a celebrity?' My answer to that...


Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood
John M. Freeman
0801870518
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Review
"This remarkable book has been empowering parents with vital information for more than ten years, and the new edition promises to do the same. It is committed to making parents active partners in their children's care and will be a vital resource for families everywhere." -- Eric R. Hargis, President and CEO, Epilepsy Foundation
"I have been involved with the epilepsy cause for twenty-three years and I can only say that I have wanted a book like this for a long time. To my knowledge, this is the first book combining complete scientific accuracy with a caregiver's compassion and understanding." -- James A. Autry, former chairman of the board, Epilepsy Foundation

Review
"Combines a detailed description of the medical nature and treatment of epilepsy in children with an extensive...


The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat : And Other Clinical Tales
Oliver Sacks
0684853949
April 2, 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A neurologist who claims to be equally interested in disease and people, Sacks (Awakenings, etc.) explores neurological disorders with a novelist's skill and an appreciation of his patients as human beings. These cases, some of which have appeared in literary or medical publications, illustrate the tragedy of losing neurological facultiesmemory, powers of visualization, word-recognitionor the also-devastating fate of those suffering an excess of neurological functions causing such hyper states as chorea, tics, Tourette's syndrome and Parkinsonism. Still other patients experience organically based hallucinations, transports, visions, etc., usually deemed to be psychic in nature. The science of neurology, Sacks charges, stresses the abstract and computerized at the expense of judgment and emotional depthsin his...


Neuroscience
Dale Purves (Editor), et al
0878937250
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Neuroscience is a comprehensive textbook created primarily for medical and premedical students. In a single concise and approachable volume, the text guides students through the challenges and excitement of this rapidly changing field. The length and accessibility of the writing are a successful combination that works equally well for medical students or for undergraduate neuroscience courses in which many of the students are premeds. Being both comprehensive and authoritative, the book is also appropriate for graduate and professional use. Key features of the Third Edition include: * Text boxes, new and revised, that highlight topics of special interest relevant to the chapter topics; these include discussions of the major neurological diseases, research methods, and the relevant animal models * Additional...


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
Anne Fadiman
0374525641
September 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Lia Lee was born in 1981 to a family of recent Hmong immigrants, and soon developed symptoms of epilepsy. By 1988 she was living at home but was brain dead after a tragic cycle of misunderstanding, overmedication, and culture clash: "What the doctors viewed as clinical efficiency the Hmong viewed as frosty arrogance." The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, written with the deepest of human feeling. Sherwin Nuland said of the account, "There are no villains in Fadiman's tale, just as there are no heroes. People are presented as she saw them, in their humility and their frailty--and their nobility." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
YA?A compelling anthropological...


Facing Autism
Lynn M. Hamilton
1578562627
Jan 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This is one mother's account of coping with her son's autism. Within two months of his diagnosis, Ryan began intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and with his mother tackled other related issues, including immune deficiency, food intolerance, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Hamilton has investigated and tried many "alternative" therapies, most of which were not welcomed by the doctors she consulted. However, the results for Ryan have been very good. Husband Roger adds a chapter about a spouse/father's role in a family with special needs. Writing from a Christian perspective, Hamilton recounts her faith in God, which helps carry her through adversity. Each section of the book contains lists of resources (institutes, clinics, schools, and programs, with phone and FAX numbers, e-mail addresses, and web...


If I Have Headaches and Migraines
Elaine Magee
1564148068
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Headaches and Migraines contains: * Everything you need to know about diet and headaches. * The most common food/drink migraine triggers. * Which beverages are the worst. * How to eat when under stress. * Key facts about how to eat the right foods at the right times. * The 10 food steps to freedom. Magee is the content provider for WebMD and serves as a nutrition expert and 'Recipe Doctor" for the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic. Elaine contributes to several magazines including Woman's Day, All You, and more.


Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems (Neuroanatomy: An Atlas/ Struct/ Sect/ Sys (Haines))
Duane E. Haines
0781746779
December 30, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Univ. of Mississippi, Jackson. Brandon/Hill Medical List selection (#32). Atlas provides a clinical approach to presenting structural information and concepts. Offers over 110 new images. Presents images viewed both anatomically and clinically. Previous edition: c2000. Softcover. DNLM: Central Nervous System--anatomy and Histology--Atlases.

Book Info
Univ. of Mississippi, Jackson. Brandon/Hill Medical List selection (#32). Atlas provides a clinical approach to presenting structural information and concepts. Offers over 110 new images. Presents images viewed both anatomically and clinically. Previous edition: c2000. Softcover. DNLM: Central Nervous System--anatomy & Histology--Atlases.


Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Mitch Albom
0739311123
June 2004
Compact Disc
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Book Review
This true story about the love between a spiritual mentor and his pupil has soared to the bestseller list for many reasons. For starters: it reminds us of the affection and gratitude that many of us still feel for the significant mentors of our past. It also plays out a fantasy many of us have entertained: what would it be like to look those people up again, tell them how much they meant to us, maybe even resume the mentorship? Plus, we meet Morrie Schwartz--a one of a kind professor, whom the author describes as looking like a cross between a biblical prophet and Christmas elf. And finally we are privy to intimate moments of Morrie's final days as he lies dying from a terminal illness. Even on his deathbed, this twinkling-eyed mensch manages to teach us all about living robustly and fully. Kudos to author and acclaimed...


Schmidek and Sweet's Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods, and Results, 2-Volume Set
Henry H. Schmidek (Editor), David W. Roberts (Editor)
0721603408
November 18, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Here’s the reference the Journal of Neurosurgery called “a welcome and most useful addition” and “definitely worth the price”—back in a meticulously revised and updated New Edition! Once again,
it examines indications, operative techniques, complications, and results for nearly every neurosurgical procedure. A new co-editor, 31 new chapters, and a new standardized format make it essential to today’s practitioner.

About the Author
Henry H. Schmidek, MD, Professor of Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; and David W. Roberts, MD, Professor of Surgery and Section Chief, Section of Neurosurgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon, NH


Neuroradiology: The Requisites (Requisites in Radiology)
Robert I. Grossman, David M. Yousem
032300508X
August 29, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume in the popular Requisites in Radiology series concisely presents all of today's need-to-know information in neuroradiology. Completely revised and updated, it progresses from the basics of imaging techniques and anatomy to brain diseases and neurodegenerative and congenital abnormalities. It then discusses the subsites of neuroradiology, the head and neck, and degenerative and non-degenerative diseases of the spine. This compact, clinically oriented, easy-to-read format makes it exceptionally useful as a study tool for boards and the CAQ exam for the subspecialty.

Book Info
New York Univ., NY. Comprehensive reference on neuroradiology and includes the latest information on nuclear medicine applications for thyroid and PTH, ocular sonography, temporal bone anatomy,...

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