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Treating the Brain

What the Best Doctors Know

By Dr. Walter G. Bradley

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2010

Even in this information age, it is a daunting task to find clear, concise, and credible sources for essential medical facts. And for those dealing with the symptoms of often serious neurological disorders, finding trustworthy and straightforward information is gravely important.

Treating the Brain is precisely what has been missing for non-specialists. Focusing on the most common neurological conditions, it provides accurate, reliable information to patients, caregivers, and health practitioners from the neurologist whose professional text informs neurologists worldwide.. Walter G. Bradley, one of the nation’s foremost neurologists and the editor of the leading neurology textbook Neurology in Clinical Practice, navigates the complexities of the brain in highly accessible language. Treating the Brain is the definitive resource for patients, offering a coherent and up-to-date understanding of what physicians know about the brain. In the United States alone, one-quarter of all new consultations between patients and their family physician is a result of a neurological problem. Using case histories as examples, Treating the Brain explains the neurological examinations and tests and clinical features, causes, and treatments available for Alzheimer’s disease, migraines, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s and other frequently diagnosed neurological disorders.

For anyone who has ever had a neurological symptom, from a headache to tingling hands, and for anyone with a personal interest in how the brain works in health and disease, Treating the Brain will prove to be a valuable, easy-to-read source of a wide-range of information.

Walter G. Bradley, D.M., F.R.C.P., is chairman (emeritus) of the Department of Neurology at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami. He earlier served as chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Vermont. Dr. Bradley received his neurological training in Great Britain (Oxford and Newcastle upon Tyne) and has had a distinguished career as a clinician and scientist, particularly in neuromuscular disorders. He is the founding editor of Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice, the standard textbook, now in its seventh edition. He is the author of Gib’s Odyssey: A Tale of Faith and Hope on the Intracoastal Waterway.


“Here’s a man in a white coat who gets right to the point, makes it clearly—and has a good story to tell along the way. Chairman emeritus of the neurology department at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, Bradley is the patient-friendly doc for the rest of us, providing an easy-to-read roadmap through the research, anatomy and science of the convoluted highway and byways of the brain.” Publishers Weekly

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