The Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences explores all areas of the discipline in its 1000+ focused entries on a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and other related areas of neuroscience. The concise entries are all written at a level of comprehension not previously seen in existing literature by contributing authors representing an eclectic and diverse view of all aspects of neurology from many viewpoints and disciplines to provide a complete overview of the field.
The easy-to-use "encyclopedic-dictionary" format features alphabetic entries, extensive cross-referencing, and a thorough index for quick reference. The wealth of information provided by these four volumes makes for compelling reading by everyone from the academic researcher to students, to the curious lay person.
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- Provides comprehensive coverage of the field of neurological science in over 1000+ entries, 4-volumes, and over 3400 pages
- "Encyclopedic-dictionary" format provides for concise, readable entries, easy searching, and extensive cross-referencing
- Presents complete, up-to-date information on 32 separate areas of neurology
- Entries are supplemented with useful references and an extensive index
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- © Academic Press 2003
- 30th May 2003
- Academic Press
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Dr. Michael J. Aminoff is an internationally recognized, board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist who works at UCSF Medical Center and specializes in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, holding an endowed chair in Parkinson’s disease research. Aminoff was educated in England, graduating with honors from University College in London in 1962 and as a physician from University College Hospital Medical School in 1965. He completed postdoctoral training in various London teaching hospitals, but especially at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London, and at its affiliated Institute of Neurology, where his research on spinal physiology gained him an MD degree (an advanced research thesis in the UK). He joined UCSF Medical Center in 1974, becoming a full professor in 1982; the title of distinguished professor was conferred on him in 2010. In 2000, he was awarded a doctorate in science (an advanced doctorate in the Faculty of Science) from the University of London. He has received numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (2006) and the A.B.Baker Award from the American Academy of Neurology (2007). He was the editor-in-chief of Muscle and Nerve, a major neuroscience journal for 10 years; serves on the editorial boards of several other medical and scientific journals; and has authored nearly 250 research publications as well as numerous books. Dr. Aminoff is also editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences and series editor of the multivolume Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Elsevier).
Univ. of California Med. Ctr.; Neurology Department
University Hospitals of Cleveland
"The set’s wealth of information makes compelling reading...Highly recommended." --J. Kushner, James Madison University
"...a good index, a supplementary index of subjects by topic area, and cross-referencing at the end of each entry do help in navigating the contents...a worthwhile investment for departmental, medical school, and public libraries." --AMERICAN NEUROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (2003)
"Here is a work that the busy clinical neurologis - practicing or academic - can keep next to her/his two-volume OED, Webster's Unabridged, and Internet access. Aminoff and Daroff - themselves encyclopedic in their knowledge, breadth, and editorial experience - have put together a truly all-encompassing editorial compendium." --NEUROLOGY (October 2003)