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MANAGEMENT OF PERIPHERAL NERVE PROBLEMS. ED. 2. Edited by George E. Omer, Jr., Morton Spinner, and Allen L. Van Beeks; illustrated by Miguel A. Pirela-Cruz. Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders, 1998. $185.00, 795 pp.
James T. Goodrich, M.D., Ph.D.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1998 Jul 01;80(7):1092-1092
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When the first edition of this work was published in 1980, it became an immediate classic. It took another eighteen years and the addition of another editor before this long-overdue second edition was produced. The book is surprisingly massive considering that its subject is not one that would be expected to generate this much detail. With seventy-three chapters and more than 100 authors, it seems implausible that any topic has been missed. The contributors represent a "Who's Who" of peripheral nerve surgeons and specialists; this large collection of superb talent includes orthopaedists, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, radiologists, and basic scientists. The inclusion of a photograph of each author was a nice touch.
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