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The Neurology of Olfaction


Thomas R. Swift, Christopher H. Hawkes, Richard L. Doty
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  • Date Published: February 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521682169

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  • Testing the sense of smell is often omitted or trivialized during neurological examination. This comprehensive review will address this shortcoming by emphasizing the significance of this important sensory modality. The Neurology of Olfaction describes the anatomy and physiology of human olfaction and how it may be measured. The book covers neurologic disorders in depth and a comprehensive chapter is devoted to neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, where loss of smell is frequent and may be an early preclinical feature that could predict the onset of disease in asymptomatic subjects. Finally, the authors describe methods of treatment for anosmia, evaluate its medicolegal importance, and give guidance for those unfortunate enough to have lost their sense of smell. Written by two experts in the field, this book provides information useful to physicians for assessing and managing chemosensory disorders and summarizes the current scientific knowledge of human olfaction.

    • Comprehensive summary of human olfaction and its disorders – this is the only book you'll need
    • Clinically oriented – focuses on loss of smell in neurological disease, with illustrative case-histories
    • Enough basic science to underpin clinical sections and act as a useful introduction for neuroscientists
    • Clear guidance on assessing sense of smell
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    'Within a little less than 250 clearly designed pages, readers of The Neurology of Olfaction are given a complete overview of the current knowledge of clinical olfactory aspects, but are also provided with substantial and valuable information on recent discoveries in basic olfactory neurosciences. This book, which is a must for clinical neurologists who are interested in olfaction, is also definitely of great interest for otolaryngologists, internists, or psychiatrists who encounter patients with olfactory symptoms.' Basile N. Landis, The Lancet

    'This book on olfaction fills a definite void in the literature.' Doody's

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521682169
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 25 b/w illus. 18 colour illus. 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Thomas R. Swift
    1. Anatomy and physiology
    2. Clinical evaluation
    3. Disorders of olfaction
    4. Neurodegenerative diseases that affect olfaction
    5. Investigation, treatment and general management of olfactory disease

  • Authors

    Christopher H. Hawkes, Neuroscience Centre, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London
    Christopher H. Hawkes is Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the Essex Neuroscience Centre, Queens Hospital, Essex and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, UK.

    Richard L. Doty, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Richard L. Doty is Director of the Smell and Taste Center, and Professor at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA.


    Thomas R. Swift, Christopher H. Hawkes, Richard L. Doty

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