This book represents the final work of the late Professor C. David Marsden, who was the most influential figure in the field of movement disorders, in terms of his contributions to both research and clinical practice, in the modern era. It was conceived and written by David Marsden and his colleague at the Institute of Neurology, Prof. Ivan Donaldson. It was their intention that this would be the most comprehensive book on movement disorders and also that it would
serve as the 'clinical Bible' for the management of these conditions. It provides a masterly survey of the entire topic, which has been made possible only by vast laboratory and bedside experience.
Marsden's Book of Movement Disorders covers the full breadth of movement disorders, from the underlying anatomy and understanding of basal ganglia function to the diagnosis and management of specific movement disorders, including the more common conditions such as Parkinson's Disease through to rare, and very rare conditions such as Niemann-Pick disease. Chapters follow a structured format with historical overviews, definitions, clinical features, differential diagnosis, investigations
and treatment covered in a structured way. It is extensively illustrated with many original photographs and diagrams of historical significance. Among these illustrations are still images of some original film clips of some of Dr. Marsden's patients published here for the first time.
Comprehensively referenced and updated by experts from the Institute of Neurology at Queen Square, this book is a valuable reference for, not just movement disorder specialists and researchers, but also for clinicians who care for patients with movement disorders.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 1512
Weight: 3952 g
Dimensions: 282 x 224 x 64 mm
The most comprehensive overview of movement disorders... The goal of the late David Marsden was to create a 'clinical bible' for clinicians and neurologists as also a standard work for the neuroscientists - this is absolutely succeeded. The author team has achieved after years of detailed work to reflect the broad spectrum of movement disorders in all its aspects on a current state of knowledge in a unique way. This new work may now - not only but especially because
of the wealth of information - be regarded as a new standard work. * Fortschritte Neurologie Psychiatrie *
The book is very well structured with a huge amount of functional anatomy and superb clinical details, described in the inimitable Marsden style followed by encyclopedic revision on topics Bathia has us used to reading. The combination of long lasting or perhaps perpetual knowledge with classic descriptions make it a sophisticated textbook, of interest both for the well trained movement disorder specialist, as well as the less expert student. The reference list is
complete and updated including the very latest material from the year of galley proof submission after every chapter. It is without a doubt a great addition to anyone's library. * . www.movementdisorders.org *
It was only with hard labour that this book was produced; it is not clear how much Marsden actually wrote of the final product, but it would not have been finished without his enthusiasm and influence that lives on in many of us. With all the detail, the foundation to be found here is sturdy, and the book makes an excellent reference. It also serves as a landmark text, which will be a useful source of definitive information for future historians who want to know what
the primitive practitioners of movement disorders were thinking in 2012. * Brain, Feb 2013 *
The book is unique because of the consistent approach it brings to thinking and acting when faced with diagnosis and management of patients with movement disorders. It is a philosophy that starts with describing the problem, how it originated, and what it represents. It is the best of the Marsden mixture of brilliant clinician and lucid neuroscientist. Indeed, some of the chapters go beyond the usual clinical scenario and give fantastic insight into how the brain
works, probably the ultimate aim of Marsden's passion for neurology. * Movement Disorders, 2012 *