May 16, 1986

Medical Neurosciences: An Approach to Anatomy, Pathology, and Physiology by Systems and Levels

Author Affiliations

Quincy, Mass


by Jasper R. Daube et al, ed 2; 450 pp, with illus, $25, Boston, Little Brown & Co Inc, 1986.

JAMA. 1986;255(19):2679-2680. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03370190163047

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In the past 15 years, the nervous system has assumed the status of an independent discipline in many medical school curricula. Because of several unique features of integration in the nervous system, its impact on other organ systems, and the need to integrate physiology and anatomy for the understanding of clinical neurological deficit, the "integrated approach" to the neurosciences has become widely accepted. Several texts on the neurosciences have developed, with a varying emphasis on anatomy, physiology, or clinical neurology. This book, the second edition, has developed as the supportive text for the neurosciences course at the Mayo Medical School. It provides a superb background in anatomy, physiology, embryology, and clinical function. Radiology is integrated well, along with the fundamentals of the neurological clinical examination, and clinical logic is artfully incorporated with basic sciences.

Organization of the book into three sections begins with a survey of embryology, anatomy, and the