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Neurological Differential Diagnosis [Hardcover]

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Neurological Differential Diagnosis fills the gap between short texts containing little explanatory detail and advanced compendia for those with a good working knowledge of neurological diseases. It is intended for the novice and those numerous physicians who receive inadequate training in the diagnosis of neurological disorders. Understanding the symptoms and signs requires a good knowledge of gross anatomy of the nervous system and supporting tissues. This is achieved by the liberal use of detailed diagrams of exceptional clarity complemented by the author's own concise and practical guidance to diagnosis and treatment, backed up by appropriate case studies. This unique tutorial approach presents the reader with an authoritative view of neurology in practice and will be a valuable companion for all students and practitioners.

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Pages   449
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Weight:   3.65 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 25, 1998
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540199373  
ISBN13  9783540199373  

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Psychology & Counseling > Neuropsychology
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3Books > Subjects > Medicine > Internal Medicine > Neurology > General
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Great Introductory Text  Jan 24, 2008
This book is worth the price for the illustrations alone. It is also great for the many clinical gems throughout each chapter. The one criticism I have is regarding the chapter on conjugate eye movements. There has been a lot more research on this subject since this book was written making much of this material inaccurate if not wrong. I would still buy this book but skip over Chapter 7 and refer to the book "The Neurology of Eye Movements" by Leigh & Zee for more up-to-date information (more technical and difficult to read as well).
Useful starter   Apr 26, 2005
This book is well written with good explanations and illustrations of difficult neuroanatomy (eg brainstem and eye movements are covered extremely well) and is particularly easy to read and comprehend. Some essential concepts are included that I havent seen in other texts. The author includes clinical case studies from his own experience, which are sometimes quite useful in illustrating the more obscure presentations of some conditions. I think the neurogenetic section needs updating. It does not cover the anatomy of the ventricular system. Irrespective of this, you wont be dissapointed if you buy this book, and it is something you will refer to frequently to clarify finer points of neuroanatomy.
Best ever  Aug 17, 2004
I am a board certified neurologist and this book is the best ever I have ever reviewed. If you are just starting to learn what neurology is all about. Start here. The first chapter that I started reading was number 16, Diagnosis of cervical root and peripheral nerve lesions affecting arm.After that there was no stopping every chapter after that was interesting and easy and focused. I always use to be concerned that how am I suppose to memorize all the dermatome levels and exact root values of reflexes and muscles. This is the book which made this sooooooooo much sense and I exaxctly knew which are the imp ones and I need to remember and which I do not need to worry about. Start chapter 16 then 17 then anywhere you want to go.This would be my recommendation.
Beautiful illustrations and a pleasure to read  Oct 14, 2003
I am a 3rd-year neurology resident, and I don't have the time nor the energy to plow through thousands of pages of densely written neurology textbooks. This book has wonderful illustrations that make it easy to remember the complexities of the nervous system so that you can put them to use for localization at the bedside. The text is clear but not verbose. I highly recommend this book for neurology residents.
Best illustrations around  Oct 1, 2002
Not the most complete book on neurological differential diagnosis (I do not know what book that would be), but is is a treasure simply for its amazing illustrations. You can actually see things only described about in other texts. It almost seems like one is at the neuroanatomy lab! The short vignettes are a nice touch and may be helpful to some. They serve to break up the text and reinforce the pathology just described. I think this book is best used by residents.

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