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Neurologic catastrophes in the emergency department.
  1. Susan M Robinson
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

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    By E F M Wijdicks (Pp 266; £42.50). Butterworths Heinemann, 2000. ISBN 0-7506-7055-X.

    Neurology is not generally perceived as one of the more glamorous medical specialties. This textbook has an upbeat approach. In the preface, the author borrows the now ubiquitous “golden hour” concept for acute neurology.

    The text is said to be “brief to facilitate reading” and “is intended to reflect the train of thought and action in the emergency department”. Compared with the average neurological textbook it may be brief but it would not be recognised …

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