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Neurologic Disease in Women.

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    Neurologic Disease in Women. Edited by Peter Kaplan. (Pp 480 $150). Published by Demos, New York 1998. ISBN 1-888799-153.

    This is the second time that I have been asked to review a book on this topic. The first time I approached the task with some scepticism—were neurological diseases in women really so different from those in men that they warranted their own text book? But I rapidly became a convert to the cause, being reminded that there are issues specific to females that influence both disease, investigation, and treatment (pregnancy, breast feeding, menopause, to name the most obvious) and that not all neurological diseases attack the sexes equally. There are also wider socioeconomic and legal …

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