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.
The late Charles David Marsden was Professor of Neurology at the Institute of Neurology/Neurosurgery at Queen Square and a leading figure in the study of Movement Disorders. Among his many significant scientific contributions were the pioneering of evoked responses, and transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulation as methods of demonstrating conduction in neuronal pathways, and establishing the existence and importance of long latency reflexes in maintaining posture. Together with Professor Stanley Fahn, of the Neurological Institute in New York, he founded the Movement Disorder Society and its scientific journal Movement Disorders. He died in 1998. Ivan Donaldson is on the Board of Directors of the New Zealand Brain Research Institute, Christchurch New Zealand, and was for many years affiliated with the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square. He was Associate Professor at the Christchurch School of Medicine and Consultant Neurologist at Christchurch Hospital. Kailash Bhatia is a Professor of Clinical Neurology in the Sobell Department of Movement Neuroscience at the Institute of Neurology and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology. His main research interest is in movement disorders, specifically the merging of clinical, electrophysiological and imaging methods to provide insights into the pathophysiology of conditions like dystonia and Parkinson's disease. Susanne A Schneider worked for three years in the field of movement disorders at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. In her PhD thesis she studied the clinical and electrophysiological aspects of genetic movement disorders, leading to more than thirty publications. She is currently working at the Interdisciplinary Center of Genetic Movement Disorders and the Department of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics at the Department of Neurology, University of Lubeck, Germany.