By Robert B. Daroff, Michael J Aminoff
The Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences, moment version develops from the 1st version, overlaying all parts of neurological sciences via over one thousand entries interested by a large choice of themes in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and different comparable components of neuroscience. The contributing authors signify all elements of neurology from many viewpoints and disciplines to supply an entire evaluation of the sector. Entries are designed to be comprehensible with out precise heritage wisdom within the subject material, and cross-referencing and steered extra examining lead the reader from a simple wisdom of the topic to extra complicated understanding.
The easy-to-use 'encyclopedic-dictionary' structure of the Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences, moment variation beneficial properties alphabetic entries, large cross-referencing, and an intensive index for fast reference. The wealth of data supplied by means of those 4 volumes makes this reference paintings a relied on resource of priceless details for a variety of researchers, from undergraduate scholars to educational researchers.
Provides accomplished assurance of the sector of neurological technological know-how in over 1,000 entries in four volumes ''Encyclopedic-dictionary'' layout presents for concise, readable entries and simple looking provides entire, updated details on 32 separate parts of neurology Entries are supplemented with huge cross-referencing, worthwhile references to basic examine articles, and an in depth index
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