Teaching Resources Description Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases brings a pioneering interactive approach to the teaching of neuroanatomy, using over actual clinical cases and high-quality radiologic images to bring the subject to life. The second edition is fully updated with the latest advances in the field, and includes several exciting new cases. This approach allows students to appreciate the clinical relevance of structural details as they are being learned, and to integrate knowledge of disparate functional systems, since a single lesion may affect several different neural structures and pathways. He has taught neuroanatomy at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia Universities using the approach of Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases, which the students greeted with highly favorable feedback. He has also been awarded several major grants from the National Institutes of Health, and private foundations to pursue his research, which focuses on epilepsy as a model system for investigating consciousness. Current projects include neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and behavioral experiments in animal models of epilepsy, and direct application to human patients.
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You may not use the material for commercial purposes. The latest edition of Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases is a comprehensive introductory textbook.
It is specifically aimed at medical students learning neuroanatomy, but residents in the neurosciences also have been known to find it a helpful reference. The book has two separate but integrated parts. The first few chapters and the first pages of later chapters are standard didactic text, which is well-written and concise.
The second sections of most chapters include clinical case presentations intended to illustrate the key features of the neurological system being discussed. One of the earlier chapters is dedicated to the neurological exam. The maneuvers are described in detail, with many accompanying pictures. The companion Web site has videos demonstrating and describing correct techniques as well. The procedures are not taught for purely rote memorization; basic science rationales are provided.
Explanations of both normal and abnormal results are included in a comprehensive and clear manner. Another notable early chapter provides a solid introduction to neuroimaging.
The physics behind the subject are briefly explained, and the mechanisms for key modalities are reviewed. A plethora of images are used to identify key structures. The level of detail is definitely enough for a clinical medical student, and residents could find it useful as a refresher. The clinical cases presented in the text include relevant physical and laboratory findings and often imaging.
The tables included are great references, some ready to be copied and carried in a white coat. Occasionally, principles of treatment are included. The improvements from the first edition include a more readable color scheme and page layout. There are some new cases, and the basic science content has been revised and updated. The companion Web site will be fully released in Fall The new edition is more completely integrated with the Web site, allowing for a more seamless use of resources.
Overall, this book is a great introduction to clinical neuroanatomy. It is a readable and clean-looking text, and the price is reasonable. The content is relevant to both pre-clinical and clinical students and can serve as a basic reference during residency.
Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases
You may not use the material for commercial purposes. The latest edition of Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases is a comprehensive introductory textbook. It is specifically aimed at medical students learning neuroanatomy, but residents in the neurosciences also have been known to find it a helpful reference. The book has two separate but integrated parts. The first few chapters and the first pages of later chapters are standard didactic text, which is well-written and concise.
Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases, Second Edition