Child Neurology

Child Neurology

Its Origins, Founders, Growth and Evolution

2nd Edition - August 27, 2021

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  • Editor: Stephen Ashwal
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128216354
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323858151

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Child Neurology: Its Origins, Founders, Evolution and Growth, Second Edition updates the first biographical study of important contributors to the field of child neurology, consisting of over 250 biographical sketches written by over 100 physicians specializing in neurology, child neurology, pediatrics and obstetrics. Organized chronologically into six chapters, beginning before 1800 and continuing to the present, Child Neurology traces the emergence of child neurology as a separate specialty from its roots in pediatrics and neurology. With a definitive historical introduction by the editor, Dr. Stephen Ashwal. This new edition will feature a new section on The Dynamic Growth and Expansion of Child Neurology: The Late Twentieth Century (1960 to 2000+) and features about 138 new biographical sketches of leaders in the field during this recent time frame. Child Neurology: Its Origins, Founders, Evolution and Growth, Second Edition will be published on behalf of the Child Neurology Society, a professional society that strives to foster recognition and support for children with neurological disorders and to promote and exchange national and international scientific research, education, and training in the field of neurology.

Key Features

  • Identifies top contributors to child neurology research from the 1800s to today
  • Includes 238 biographical sketches of contributors and their scientific research
  • Contains 138 new biographies on contributors from the late 20th and early 21st centuries
  • Authored by physicians and published by the Child Neurology Society


Neurologists, pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, and clinical researchers interested in pediatric neurology. Medical libraries, hospitals

Table of Contents

  • 1. Before the Development of Medical Specialists: Founders Prior to 1800
    2. The Beginnings of Pediatric Neurology: The Early 19th Century: 1800-1850
    3. The Growth of Pediatrics and Neurology and the Beginnings of Child Neurology: The Late 19th Century: 1850 to 1900
    4. The Merging of Pediatrics and Neurology into Child Neurology: The Early 20th Century: 1900 to 1940
    5. The Growth and Recognition of Child Neurology as a Separate Entity: The Middle 20th Century: 1940 to 1990
    6. The Dynamic Growth and Expansion of Child Neurology: The Late Twentieth Century (1960 to 2000+)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1064
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: August 27, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128216354
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323858151

About the Editor

Stephen Ashwal

Dr. Stephen Ashwal is Distinguished Professor and former Chief of the Division of Child Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine (1966-70), and completed his residency training programs in Pediatrics (Bellevue Hospital, 70-73) and in Child Neurology (University of Minnesota, 73-76). His research activities have focused on critical care issues in child neurology related to brain death, the vegetative and minimally conscious states, bacterial meningitis, and near drowning; the role of nitric oxide in focal cerebral ischemia; development of animal models of neonatal stroke and the use of proton spectroscopy for outcome prediction after acute CNS injuries. He has been a member of the Child Neurology Society since 1975 and served as chair of the Scientific Selection, Ethics, Archives and Practice Committee, Councilor from the West, Secretary-Treasurer of the Society, and President (2001-03). Dr. Ashwal edited The Founders of Child Neurology, published on behalf of the Society in 1990, that is a history of the field of child neurology and its major contributors. He served as co-chair (representing the CNS) on The Multi-Society Task Force on the Persistent Vegetative State. He has been active in the development of practice guidelines related to child neurology and served as a member of the Guidelines Development Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology that is responsible for development of guidelines dealing with issues related to the evaluation of children with autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, headaches and status epilepticus. With Dr. Kenneth Swaiman and six other co-editors, he served as co-editor of one of the main textbooks in the field of child neurology, Swaiman's Pediatric Neurology: Principles & Practice (2006, 2011, 2017).

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Former Chief of the Division of Child Neurology and Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, USA

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