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Adams and Victor's principles of neurology
Victor, Maurice, 1920-2001.
Personal Author:
Seventh edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Medical Pub. Division, McGraw-Hill, [2001]

Physical Description:
xi, 1692 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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This title incorporates findings in growing areas of neurology, from memory, genetics, imaging, and biochemistry. It provides guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of all neurological conditions and disorders. It is intended for fourth year medical students in neurology, internists and primary care specialists.

Author Notes

Maurice Victor, 1920 - 2001 Maurice Victor was born in 1920 in Canora, Saskatchewan to immigrant parents from Belarus and Lithuania. He was raised in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1938 and received his medical degree from there in 1943.

After earning his degree he immediately enlisted in the Canadian Army where he rose to the rank of a decorated Captain in the medical corps. After the war he immigrated to the United States to study hematology and neurology, which he specialized in. In 1951, Victor joined the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital and began to teach in the neurology department at Harvard Medical School. In 1962, he became a professor at Case Western University and the director of the Neurology department at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. In 1977, McGraw Hill published "Principles of Neurology" written by Victor and Dr. Raymond D. Adams, a textbook on diseases of the nervous system.. It was a widely acclaimed success, spawning seven editions and translated into German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Victor retired in 1986 but remained active, spending the next six years helping out at the V. A. Hospital in White River Junction, Vermont. He also volunteered as a mentor to medical students and young doctors at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Besides the neurology textbook, Victor wrote a few other books and over 200 articles, most on the affect of alcoholism on the nervous system.

Maurice Victor died on June 21, 2001 in New Hampshire at the age 81 from the effects of prostate cancer.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Approach to the Patient with Neurologic Disease
Chapter 1 The Clinical Method of Neurology
Chapter 2 Special Techniques for Neurologic Diagnosis
Part 2 Cardinal Manifestations of Neurologic Disease
Section 1 Disorders of Motility
Chapter 3 Motor Paralysis
Chapter 4 Abnormalities of Movement and Posture due to Disease of the Basal Ganglia
Chapter 5 Incoordination and Other Disorders of Cerebellar Function
Chapter 6 Tremor, Myoclonus, Focal Dystonias, and Tics
Chapter 7 Disorders of Stance and Gait
Section 2 Pain and Other Disorders of Somatic Sensation, Headache, and Backache
Chapter 8 Pain
Chapter 9 Other Somatic Sensation
Chapter 10 Headache and Other Craniofacial Pains
Chapter 11 Pain in the Back, Neck, and Extremities
Section 3 Disorders of the Special Senses
Chapter 12 Disorders of Smell and Taste
Chapter 13 Common Disturbances of Vision
Chapter 14 Disorders of Ocular Movement and Pupillary Function
Chapter 15 Deafness, Dizziness, and Disorders of Equilibrium
Section 4 Epilepsy and Disorders of Consciousness
Chapter 16 Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders
Chapter 17 Coma and Related Disorders of Consciousness
Chapter 18 Faintness and Syncope
Chapter 19 Sleep and Its Abnormalities
Section 5 Incoordination and Other Disorders of Cerebellar Function
Chapter 20 Delirium and Other Acute Confusional States
Chapter 21 Dementia and the Amnesic (Korsakoff) Syndrome
Chapter 22 Neurologic Disorders Caused by Lesions in Particular Parts of the Cerebrum
Chapter 23 Disorders of Speech and Language
Section 6 Anxiety and Disorders of Energy, Mood, Emotion, and Autonomic and Endocrine Functions
Chapter 24 Fatigue, Asthenia, Anxiety, and Depressive Reactions
Chapter 25 The Limbic Lobes and the Neurology of Emotion
Chapter 26 Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System, Respiration, and Swallowing
Chapter 27 The Hypothalamus and Neuroendocrine Disorders
Part 3 Growth and Development of the Nervous System and the Neurology of Aging
Chapter 28 Normal Development and Deviations in Development of the Nervous System
Chapter 29 The Neurology of Aging
Part 4 The Major Categories of Neurologic Disease
Chapter 30 Disturbances of Cerebrospinal Fluid and Its Circulation, including Hydrocephalus, Pseudotumor Cerebri, and Low-Pressure Syndromes
Chapter 31 Intracranial Neoplasms and Paraneoplastic Disorders
Chapter 32 Infections of the Nervous System (Bacterial, Fungal, SPirochetal, Parasitic) and Sarcoid
Chapter 33 Viral Infections of the Nervous System and Prion Diseases
Chapter 34 Cerebrovascular Diseases
Chapter 35 Craniocerebral Trauma
Chapter 36 Multiple Sclerosis and Allied Demyelinative Diseases
Chapter 37 The Inherited Metabolic Diseases of the Nervous System
Chapter 38 Developmental Diseases of the Nervous System
Chapter 39 Degerative Diseases of the Nervous System
Chapter 40 The Acquired Metabolic Disorders of the Nervous System
Chapter 41 Diseases of the Nervous System due to Nutritional Deficiency
Chapter 42 Alcohol and Alcoholism
Chapter 43 Disorders of the Nervous System due to Drugs and Other Chemical Agents
Part 5 Diseases of Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerve, and Muscle
Chapter 44 Diseases of the Spinal Cord
Chapter 45 Electrophysiologic Testing and Laboratory Aids in the Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disease
Chapter 46 Diseases of the Peripheral Nerves
Chapter 47 Diseases of the Cranial Nerves
Chapter 48 Principles of Clinical Myology: Diagnosis and Classification of Muscle Diseases - General Considerations
Chapter 49 The Inflammatory Myopathies
Chapter 50 The Muscular Dystrophies
Chapter 51 The Metabolic and Toxic Myopathies
Chapter 52 The Congenital Neuromuscular Disorders
Chapter 53 Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction
Chapter 54 The Hereditary Mytonoias and Periodic Paralysis (the Channelopathies)
Chapter 55 Disorders of Muscle Characterized by Cramp, Spasm, Pain, and Local