Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, Ninth Edition (Adams & Victor's Principles of Neurology) 9th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0071499927
ISBN-10: 007149992X
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About the Author

Allan Ropper, MD
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Executive Vice-Chair of Neurology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Martin A. Samuels, MD, FAAN, MACP, DSc (Hon)
Chairman
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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  • Series: Adams & Victor's Principles of Neurology
  • Hardcover: 1572 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 9 edition (March 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007149992X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071499927
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 2.4 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Stuart Gitlow TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 4, 2013
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Adams & Victor's text on neurology is the standard reference in the field, and is deservedly so, with generally clear and highly detailed and illustrated chapters covering all of the major topics (and quite a few minor areas as well). I had some concern with chapter 43, which covers CNS disorders related to drugs and toxins. The chapter indicates that many opioid addicts have "...psychiatric disturbances, conduct disorder and sociopathy being the most common ('dual diagnosis,' in psychiatric jargon)." Sociopathy, however, is not generally considered a psychiatric illness and certainly is not considered a dual diagnosis when present in combination with addictive illness. The author of the chapter mistakenly concludes that "association with addicts is the apparent explanation for becoming addicted." While there may be a correlation, there is no causality here, and causes of addiction have been well described in the literature as being a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors that are present during the early (first 10) years of life. The author also confuses the effects of opioids on all people: tolerance and physical dependence, and the effects of opioids on those with addictive disease.

From a neurologic perspective, the data presented are excellent, as in the craniocerebral trauma chapter, but in those areas where the text strays into fields of psychiatry and addiction medicine, I would have preferred greater input from specialists in those medical fields. This might be accomplished by having dual authors for such chapters for an improved product.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brian E. Moore on April 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I am not a neurologist; but as a neuropathologist, I work with them often. I find myself reaching for "Adams and Victor" as frequently as I do my pathology textbooks! I have access to this book for free electronically through my medical library, but its so much easier to have a hard copy within reach. I am not a technophobe; I just think that sometimes a tangible book is just more efficient. One more thing: the price for this book is ridiculously low given the incredible amount of information that is packed into it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Saulo LM on November 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Very good book. I really liked it!
Written in a easy language, the authors talk about neurology very naturally. The reading just flows.
My impression is that the book can be read by anyone (generalists) who wants to learn neurology, not only by neurologists.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By gerald f winkler on March 10, 2014
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A most authoritative and readable textbook of neurology, that began as the section on neurology in early editions of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. When editors of later editions of Harrison jokingly referred to their book as Principles of Internal Medicine and Details of Neurology, Adams and Victor took their work over to Principles of Neurology. The crystal clear writing of the original editors has been combined with thorough updating by the subsequent editors up to and including Ropper and Samuels. A perfect starting point for any inquiries into a neurologic subject.
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By Megamuffin on June 25, 2015
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I am a neurologist. This is my favorite neurology text.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julie L. Friedman on August 23, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is a great textbook for any Neurologist or Psychiatrist. It explores the different disease states in great detail. By Gregg L. Friedman MD, Psychiatrist, Hallandale Beach, FL.
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By Gabriel on October 20, 2014
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The Neurologist's Bible.
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