The author's prefatory statement indicates that the purpose of this monograph is the provision of "simple and practical guidelines for the management of neurological disorders in infancy and childhood." To that end, this monograph achieves its purpose.
It is particularly directed to physicians training to become pediatricians and to others who, perforce, only occasionally see children with neurological disorders: pediatricians, adult-oriented neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, general practitioners, and other physicians who occasionally encounter pediatric neurological problems.
Each chapter focuses on a set of related complaints that bring children to a physician. The various entities that may produce the complaint are discussed, emphasizing the typical clinical findings, the expected abnormal laboratory findings, and other examinations that may help reach the correct diagnosis.
Most chapter headings indicate an abnormal sign such as ataxia or convulsion; others are more global, such as those on mental retardation, malformations, or tumors of the nervous system. Some