Incorporating a strong application to real clinical problems, the new fifth edition of Mayo Clinic Medical Neuroscience provides one of the most contemporary and succinct teaching approaches to the current status of basic neuroscience knowledge. Setting a new standard for excellence in introductory medical neuroscience education, Benarroch, Daube, Flemming and Westmoreland utilize unique skill-building methods that facilitate learning through problem solving, while keeping students engaged and focused. New to the fifth edition are skillfully rendered full-color illustrations that detail the core focus of anatomy and systems throughout the text. New updates that incorporate recent advances in neuroscience, including neurochemistry and genetics are also included. Today's students and faculty will appreciate the full realm of need-to-know basic neuroscience knowledge in one of the most concise and highly readable formats.
Reviewer:Celso Agner, MD, MSc(University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Medicine)
Description:Neuroscience concepts have dramatically changed over the past few decades and so have requirements for passing national medical board examinations. Since publication of this book's previous edition, in 1999, medical students are required to further integrate basic and clinical sciences. This fifth edition targets these demands.
Purpose:This is intended to be a practical guide to the integrative neurosciences.
Audience:Medical students are the intended audience.
Features:Throughout its 16 chapters, the book integrates the neurosciences into case presentations. This approach is useful for neurological localization and determination of better treatment strategies, such as in large versus small artery strokes. The pictures are appropriate and helpful, as is the index.
Assessment:This book deserves a place in general medical and neuroscience libraries.