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Book and Media Review
July 2014

Review of Practical Neurology Visual

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, New York University School of Medicine, New York
  • 2Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
JAMA Neurol. 2014;71(7):928. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.973

Practical Neurology Visual Review, 2nd ed
José Biller, Alberto Espay
332 pp; $149.99; ISBN 978-1-4511-8269-9; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013.

The eye does not see what the mind does not know.


That anonymous quote, which became the dictum of my clinical training, succinctly captures the essence of an education in clinical neurology. The bedside examination and recognition of clinical signs are essential skills for any neurologist; missing subtle signs may lead to a delay in diagnosis or, worse, a misdiagnosis. Therefore, a vital skill for students and residents to master is the ability to detect and interpret neurologic clinical signs.