THE STROKE PATIENT: The Condition and the Patient by Martha Taylor & John E. Sarno

THE STROKE PATIENT: The Condition and the Patient

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In question and answer presentation, an orderly and quite specific discussion of strokes and the degrees of impairment and rehabilitation possible. The authors define the various terms; the causes of the episode (the process may date back 30 to 40 years) and the predisposing factors in arteriosclerosis; the physical damage (which may not be immediately determined) and tests thereof; the various speech disorders, intellectual incapacitation and emotional side effects. This is all structured toward the family of those who have suffered a stroke and it is the first book of its kind since Irving Page's clinical-popular symposium of 1961, Strokes. Dr. Sarno and his wife have spent many years in this area of rehabilitation to which their book will be any additional service.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1969
Publisher: McGraw-Hill