The Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma

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Oxford University Press, 1982 - Medical - 377 pages
"The book is aimed at medical students and residents, in fields from internal medicine and pediatrics to emergency medicine, surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, who are likely to encounter patients with disordered states of consciousness. It includes historical background and basic neurophysiology that is important for those in the clinical neurosciences, but also lays out a practical approach to the comatose patient that is an important part of the repertoire of all clinicians who provide emergency care for patients with disorders of consciousness."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

The Pathologic Physiology of Signs and Symptoms of Coma
1
Supratentorial Lesions Causing Coma
87
Subtentorial Lesions Causing Coma
153
Multifocal Diffuse and Metabolic Brain Diseases Causing Stupor
177
Psychogenic Unresponsiveness
305
Brain Death
313
Prognosis in Coma
329
Approach to the Unconscious Patient
349
Index
369
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Page xi - And men ought to know that from nothing else but thence (from the brain) come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations. And by this, in an especial manner, we acquire wisdom and knowledge, and see and hear, and know what are foul and what are fair, what are bad and what are good, what are sweet, and what unsavory; some we discriminate by habit, .and some we perceive by their utility.

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Fred Plum is at Cornell University Medical College. Jerome B. Posner is at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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