Motor Neuron Disease

Biology and Management

  • P. N. Leigh
  • Michael Swash

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. M. Swash, M. S. Schwartz
    Pages 1-17
  3. J. de Belleroche, P. N. Leigh, F. Clifford Rose
    Pages 35-51
  4. Samuel M. Chou
    Pages 53-92
  5. J. E. Martin, M. Swash
    Pages 93-118
  6. P. N. Leigh, O. Garofalo
    Pages 139-161
  7. S. Malessa, P. N. Leigh
    Pages 163-188
  8. P. B. Nunn
    Pages 201-218
  9. S. H. Appel, J. I. Engelhardt, R. G. Smith, E. Stefani
    Pages 219-240
  10. J. E. Martin
    Pages 241-258
  11. M. S. Schwartz, M. Swash
    Pages 331-344
  12. R. J. Guiloff
    Pages 345-373
  13. R. Langton Hewer
    Pages 375-406
  14. T. L. Munsat, D. Hollander, L. Finison
    Pages 407-417
  15. P. N. Leigh, Michael Swash
    Pages 443-457
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 459-468

About this book


Here is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the clinical, pathological, and research aspects of motor neuron disease (MND). The text contains all essential features of the anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and toxicology of the motor system, a full description of MND and its variants, as well as historical developments and a review of the current concepts and controversies. This book comes at a time of increasing interest in neurodegenerative disorders and MND in particular. It will prove a key reference book with an integrated overview of the field, and will be indispensable to practicing neurologists, researchers, and all those with an interest in MND.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. N. Leigh
    • 1
  • Michael Swash
    • 2
  1. 1.University Department of NeurologyInstitute of Psychiatry and Kings College School of Medicine and DentistryLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyThe Royal London HospitalLondonUK

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