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Review of Textbook of Stroke Medicine, 2nd ed

Mehari Gebreyohanns, MD1
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1Department of Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
JAMA Neurol. 2015;72(12):1538-1539. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.1821.
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A successful medical textbook is one that contains well-researched and current material that is clearly written, supported by helpful diagrams and tables, and also concise and manageable. It should be comprehended within a finite period of time that, for the physician, is filled with activity in an academic or medical environment. I am writing this review from the viewpoint of a stroke neurologist who is involved in teaching medical students, residents, midlevel health care professionals, and patients and their families. I find Textbook of Stroke Medicine by Brainin and Heiss to be an exceptional book that meets and sometimes exceeds these criteria, and I very highly recommend its use to people in search of a textbook of stroke medicine to study.

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