"Our patients are children." So the esteemed child neurologist, Sidney Carter, reminded child neurologists some years ago, stressing the importance of our interaction with pediatricians, family practitioners, and all those who provide the bulk of medical care to children.
This multiauthored volume from one of the leading pediatric neurology centers in the country is aimed at providing the pediatrician, family physician, and other health care practitioners with information about the most commonly encountered neurologic problems in office practice. The 20 chapters do just that, with coverage of febrile seizures, meningitis, parainfectious neurologic syndromes, migraine headaches, and head injuries. Equal time is given to discussions of less common disorders that the practitioner rarely encounters, including neonatal seizures, neuromuscular disorders, Reye's syndrome, and brain tumors. However, the chapters are well written and succinct. Tables and photographs are used appropriately. Fishman's chapter on febrile seizures is particularly good, as is the section on