Two recent volumes devoted to the treatment of neurologic disorders contained 278 pages and 1000 pages. These figures give some indication of the opportunities of either compressing or expanding information. For example, the writer needs to consider carefully how much detail is needed for describing or defining a disorder before discussing treatment. There is also the challenge of just how many diseases to include and how to group them.
The structure of this book solves some problems by a division into two parts. The first part, “Neurologic Symptoms,” includes clinically useful categories such as coma, headache, mental retardation, dementia, dizziness,