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Neuro Books

Discussion in 'Neurology' started by micdoc6513, May 14, 2007.

  1. micdoc6513

    micdoc6513 Almost done with school! 5+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2006
    Can anyone advise me on some good neuro books for my fourth year elective rotations? I am really interested in neurology and want to be prepared for my elective/audition rotations. I really appreciate your help!
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  3. ChildNeuro

    ChildNeuro Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2005
    San Francisco
    For a basic neurology book I would recommend the Lange Clinical Neurology book, this should get you through a neurology rotation just fine. You could also check out Neurology Secrets and the Massachusettes General Hospital Guide to Neurology. What specific neurology elective are you planning on taking? I might be able to give more specific advice based on the specific rotation.
  4. Methyldopa

    Methyldopa Pharmacopoeia 5+ Year Member

    May 13, 2004
    I thought the Lange book was terrible. Alternatively you can glance at the Neuro section of Harrison's, which is quite good.
  5. typhoonegator

    typhoonegator Neurointensivist Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2006
    I'm a big fan of Patten's "Neurological Differential Diagnosis" for general neuro knowledge and neuroanatomical-clinical correlations. The MGH Handbook is excellent for a pocket reference as well. Both are more than enough for a 4th year elective.
  6. micdoc6513

    micdoc6513 Almost done with school! 5+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2006
    Thank you for your advice on the neuro books. I am actually interested in doing neurology so I have several audition rotations set up for various neuro residency programs. The physicians I am rotating with are all general neurologists. I wanted some good neuro books to prepare for these rotations. I would appreciate any other advice you can give me... thank you!!!
  7. latinfridley

    latinfridley 7+ Year Member

    Dec 21, 2001
    I also hated the lange book. You can try adam and victors neurology.
  8. Methyldopa

    Methyldopa Pharmacopoeia 5+ Year Member

    May 13, 2004
    Another good book to have on you is that House Officer series book for Neurology. I liked it more than MGH Handbook because it was more indepth.

    As for Adam and Victors. That would be impressive if you read that as a med student (I would advise against it). Not that it's bad. It's actually quite good, but very dense.
  9. Wheezy

    Wheezy 5+ Year Member

    Jul 29, 2005
    I actually liked the LANGE book and used it on rotation as a student. I guess the best way is to borrow it from the library along with some of the others mentioned and see if it suits your style. Different people like differnt books.

    I like adams and victor but it's too big for med school rotations.
  10. Palaver87

    Palaver87 10+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 2007
    patient based approaches to cognitive neuroscience is a great summary book if you are interested in research
  11. Nerdoscience

    Nerdoscience Senior Member 2+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    If you're a med student, the Lange book is great. Also, the Harrison's Neuro section is very nice, and a bit more clinical. If you're doing a sub-i kind of rotation, the House Officer series is my favorite, but you'll want to supplement that with other resources. I like to use UpToDate, but NOT for the articles; I like the REFERENCE LIST. It can give you a good start looking up the original research behind their very opinionated articles. My institution just dropped OVID, which sucks, because it is more user-friendly than PubMed for complicated searches. Or maybe I just don't know PubMed as well.

    If you know for sure you want to go into Neuro, you could buy the Adams and Victor. Or you could wait until you have book money as a Neuro resident. I don't think any med student needs the amount of information contained in that book.

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