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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Hassan Ahmed Al-Shatoury, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a new book in the Integrated Medical Science (IMS) series. In it the anatomical, physiological, pharmacological, genetic, and clinical aspects of medical neuroscience are presented in an integrated form.
Purpose: The purpose is to identify and explain different aspects of medical neuroscience that are essential for understanding the neurologic symptoms commonly encountered by physicians. These objectives are worthy especially in the rapidly growing field of neuroscience, and they are well covered in this text.
Audience: This book has been designed as a course supplement and aid for board review for first- and second-year medical students, but the presentation is within reach of other medical professions such as neurobiologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons. The editors of this text are high rank professionals in behavioral science and neuroscience.
Features: This book is written in 14 chapters starting with cellular and general organization of the nervous system. This is followed by discussion of different functional and anatomical systems. Each chapter begins with a clinical case presentation and is followed by materials necessary to achieve an accurate diagnosis. Questions and answers are provided at the end of each chapter. A short list of recommended readings is also included. There are many useful illustrations and margin notes that concisely highlight the important points.
Assessment: This book is a unique presentation of the medical neuroscience focusing on the integration of its different concepts, with insights provided into the application of basic principles and processes to clinical medicine.