In recent years, several pediatric neurology texts have appeared on the market. This seems to reflect the rapid growth that has occurred in this speciality during the past ten years. The current text, The Practice of Pediatric Neurology, is, however, the most ambitious effort to date. The authors are both experienced pediatric neurologists who are respected for their abilities and work in the field. Dr Swaiman is professor and director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and Dr Wright is an associate professor in the same division. Both authors have written large sections of this work, but they have called on 42 other contributors as well. Among the contributors are some of the most prominent names in pediatric neurology, including 21 distinguished professors. The contributors have generally confined themselves to their particular area of expertise.
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