First published in 1991. This one-of-a-kind publication pays tribute to one of the pre-eminent scientists and educators in neuroepidemiology, Dr. Bruce Schoenberg. The goal of this book is to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the work that has taken place in the field of neuroepidemiology over the last decade and address the challenges and prospects of the future. The work presented in this volume focuses on clinically relevant issues related to the magnitude, distribution, natural history, risk factors, treatment, and prevention of the more common neurologic disorders. It also emphasizes methodological problems that affect the design and implementation of studies, as well as the interpretation of results. The book's concise format provides quick access to the major results, difficulties, and challenges discussed within the text. Neuroepidemiology: A Tribute to Bruce Schoenberg should be considered an essential addition to the libraries of all clinical neurologists and epidemiologists.
Table of Contents
METHODS. Neuroepidemiology: Concepts and Strategies. Neuroepidemiologic Survey in a Developing Country: Some Questions and Answers. FINDINGS. Epidemiology of Cerebrovascular Disease. Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease. Epidemiology of Epilepsy. Epidemiology of Primary Brain Tumor. Epidemiology of Peripheral Neuropathies. Epidemiology of Migraine. Epidemiology of Movement Disorders. Epidemiology of Congenital Malformations of the Central Nervous System. Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis. Epidemiology of Motor Neuron Disease. Epidemiology of Myasthenia Gravis. Epidemiology of Infections of the Central Nervous System. Epidemiologic Features of Injuries to the Central Nervous System.
Dallas W. Anderson, Ph.D., is Senior Statistician, Biometry and Field Studies Branch, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.