Book Review| Volume 312, ISSUE 1-2, P197, January 15, 2012

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      This book, on Spinal Cord Injury, is a translation from Swedish but applicable to the world over. The authors did not intend to write an exhaustive review of spinal cord injury but rather a concise, comprehensive, easy to digest source of general information on the subject matter. The layout of t'he book is very intuitive and starts with epidemiology, anatomy, and pathophysiology, then progresses through pre-hospital and hospital care all the way to rehabilitation. The authors describe the various types of injury and different treatment options very broadly and clearly. “Spinal Cord Injury” is a good general review of all aspects of spinal cord injury. Anyone needing an in-depth review on particular topics or specific information on surgical techniques will have to review the references, which the authors provide. I think this book would be a great addition to the library of any Neurology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency. Neurosurgery residents will find this an excellent primer for the first year of residency. I enjoyed the wealth of information, graphs and diagrams provided in this book.
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