In the eight years since Motor Disorders was last published, the Neurosciences have experienced dramatic advances, especially in Neurogenetics, Neuroimmunology, Neurophysiology, Neuroimaging, Neuropharmacology and Neurorehabilitation.
Edited by David S. Younger, MD, a highly respected practitioner and researcher, with scholarly chapters by leaders in the field and more international authors than other texts.
This new edition now includes the following content and features:
- Up-to-date articles on highly changing subjects related to Neurogenetics.
- Chapters on Neurorehabilitation – coverage not usually found in other neurological textbooks.
- Advances in Alzheimer Disease, Parkinson Disease, Amyotophic Lateral Sclerosis.
- Both adult and pediatric topics in one book.
- High quality figures of neuroimaging and neuropathology.
Designed for a wide range of Physicians, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, and Students:
- Neurologists, Neurophysiologists, and Neuropathologists.
- Neurological nurses.
- Physical and Neurorehabilitative Medicine specialists.
- Medical students, postgraduate Residents in areas of Internal Medicine, Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurosurgery, Genetics and Pediatrics.
This 3rd Edition is the most international, comprehensive, and practical volume of current Neurology and Neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Younger is Co-Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic at White Plains Hospitals in New York; Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine in the Department of Neurology; as well as Attending Physician in Neurology at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York.
David S. Younger, M.D., is Co-Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic at White Plains Hospitals in New York; Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine in the Department of Neurology; as well as Attending Physician in Neurology at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York.
Having received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and numerous postgraduate fellowships in Internal Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and Neurology, he has returned to New York University to finish a Masters in Public Health and an Epidemiology Masters at Columbia University.
Recognized for his expertise in numerous fields related to Motor Disorders, he has authored more than 200 articles, book chapters, literature reviews, and other published works. As Associate Editor of the Seminars in Neurology, he focused on motor disorders and conceptualized the 1st edition of Motor Disorders in 1999, later focusing on the blueprints for the 2nd and 3rd Editions.
This new edition of Motor Disorders will become widely accepted as a standard work of reference. I welcome its publication, recommend it with enthusiasm, and congratulate Dr. Younger for producing such an outstanding volume.
The book has expanded since the last edition and now contains 71 chapters written by 70 authors and divided into five sections. The individual authors—many of whom are internationally recognized experts—have critically appraised the latest developments in their field while also providing a thorough clinical account of various motor disorders. The editor, Dr. David Younger, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the New York University School of Medicine and an Attending Physician at its affiliated acute-care teaching hospital in Manhattan. He is a well-respected clinician, teacher, and clinical investigator who has authored studies on different aspects of neurological function, focusing mainly on the peripheral nervous system and neuromuscular function. His breadth of knowledge, as reflected by the fact that he authored or coauthored 33 of the chapters in this book, has made him a particularly skilled editor of the present volume.
This new—third—edition cements and enhances the reputation gained by earlier editions and continues to provide a detailed and practical account of motor disorders that will appeal to specialists, general physicians, and trainees while providing a convenient but thorough summary of advances in the field. It provides updates both of technological advances and of the fundamental basis of motor disorders, and translates these into clinical practice.
The intent of the book is to bring together the entire spectrum of motor disorders and thereby aid in the evaluation, diagnosis, and distinction of these various disorders. In fact, it does far more than that, providing an account of any disorder with motor manifestations, and doing so through the perspective of many different subspecialties to provide a truly comprehensive but concise account of the subject matter.
Michael J. Aminoff, M.D., DSc, FRCP
Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Neurology
Past Editor, Muscle & Nerve, University of California San Francisco