Current understanding of neurological disease has been evolving over the past 150 years. With the increasing and earlier sub-specialization of neurology trainees, and their variable exposure to higher academic study, there is little opportunity to put this development into a historical context as a whole. Understanding the 'evidence-base', or appreciating the lack of it in some cases, is an important part of training but this is rarely presented in a palatable, entertaining form. Part of the Landmark Papers in series, this book brings together the ten most important papers for each sub-speciality within neurology, covering the full range of major neurological conditions. Papers have been selected by leading international experts, who not only summarize what each paper showed, but place them into a wider context that makes a coherent story of how their sub-speciality has developed.
Dr Martin R. Turner is a Consultant Neurologist and Senior Clinician Scientist within the Oxford University Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. His research focuses on understanding the variation in the clinical presentations of ALS / MND and finding biomarkers for them. In particular Dr Turner is interested in the role of the brain in ALS / MND, and using advanced neuroimaging to explore structure and function (through his affiliation with the Oxford Centre for the Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain: FMRIB). Professor Matthew C. Kiernan was recently appointed as the Bushell Chair of Neurology at the University of Sydney. He was appointed Professor of Neurology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) in 2013 and Senior Staff Specialist RPAH. He is also a Senior Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia. His research team's focus is clinical neurology, in particular disease pathophysiology and treatment strategies of frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone syndromes.