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Book and Media Reviews
January 18, 2012

Netter’s Neurology

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

Author Affiliation: Department of Neurology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (andreas.luft@uzh.ch).

JAMA. 2012;307(3):310. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.2032

The carefully edited Netter's Neurology covers the major topics in clinical neurology. Now in its second edition, it continues the tradition of Frank Netter‘s Nervous System Atlas. That atlas, like many other works by Netter, was centered on the use of his beautiful medical illustrations to create a unique kind of visual imagery to help readers understand complex topics in medicine.

H. Royden Jones Jr, the principal editor of Netter's Neurology, consulted Netter on how to illustrate clinical neurology. In the second edition, Jones and coeditors Jayashri Srinivasan, Gregory J. Allam, and Richard A. Baker use original Netter drawings and many more illustrations by medical artists Carlos Machado, John Craig, James A. Perkins, and Anita Impagliazzo to deliver a broad overview of modern neurology. In 768 pages as well as via online content, the book covers neurologic evaluation, headache, movement disorders, neuroimmunology, cerebrovascular disorders, neuro-oncology, infectious diseases of the nervous system, spinal cord disorders, trauma, and peripheral and muscular neurology; it also provides a concise overview of psychiatry.