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The epidemiology of neurological disorders.

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    The epidemiology of neurological disorders. C N Martin, R A C Hughes, eds. (Pp 248; price not stated). London: BMJ Books, 1998. ISBN 0-7279-1149-X

    Neuroepidemiology is an aetiological heterogeneous application field of epidemiology, for instance, compared with cancer or vascular epidemiology, kept compact by the weight of the neurological diagnosis and the expanding size of the population segment affected with neurological disorders. The book ranks fifth in the history of neuroepidemiological handbooks in English1-4and compared with them presents some advantageous and innovative characteristics.

    The updated reviews focus on the most prevalent disorders, such as epilepsy, dementia, head injury, parkinsonisms, peripheral neuropathies and stroke, as well …

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