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Blueprints Neurology (Blueprints Series) [Paperback]

Frank W. Drislane MD , Dr. Michael Benatar MD , Bernard S. Chang MD , Juan A. Acosta MD , Andrew Tarulli , Louis R. Caplan
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January 7, 2009 0781796857 978-0781796859 Third

Blueprints Neurology provides students with a complete review of the key topics and concepts—perfect for clerkship rotations and the USMLE. This edition has been completely updated—including new diagnostic and treatment information throughout—while maintaining its succinct, organized, and concise style. 100 board-format questions and answers with complete correct and incorrect answer explanations appear at the end of the book.

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  • Series: Blueprints Series
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Third edition (January 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781796857
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781796859
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Med Students Golden Egg April 2, 2010
Recently finished my neurology clerkship using this book and aced the exam. I am no wizard by any means, and I owe a lot to this book. At the start of my rotation, the clerkship director swore point blank that we needed to use the book Clinical Neurology, or we would fail the shelf exam. Unfortunately, our school was notorious for having students fail the neuro shelf more than any other exam. I took a descent look at Clinical Neurology and nervously decided against the clerkships director's advice choosing this book instead. It wasn't that Clinical Neurology was a poor book, but it was much too dense for what I wanted. It also had few clinical relevance and no questions, which really help you to hone in on your diagnosis and management skills. This book seemed much friendlier and allowed me enough time to read case files and pretest before I had to take the shelf. For a 3rd year medical student you will be able to easily understand each chapter with no additional references. Each chapter is well written and concise. I admire this book for its brevity: diagrams, tables, and pictures are much better than clinical neurology, who packs their differential diagnosis with so many things that it is depressing and unrealistic. I must agree, however, that this book may be a little too brief on describing treatments of various conditions, but let's face it. Most of the treatments in neurology are straight forward with a couple of drugs or you consult neurosurgery, and this book covered enough to help you understand how to use relevant drugs and when to consult surgery. If you decide to go with Clinical Neurology, don't be surprised if it leaves you hanging on treatment options as well. It isn't the book, it's the profession. Lastly, questions at the end of the book are very similar to what I found on my shelf. A couple questions were off the wall, but overall they were good practice. In summary, great book for clerkship and the shelf but too lengthy for STEP 2 review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Series June 30, 2012
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I loved this series in Medical School, but this, Psychology & (old edition) OB/gyn were not that helpful when it came to the Shelf exams. Still an all-around good resource with the essential basics, just not always what you see on the exams.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enough for a shelf exam December 11, 2012
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I used this book alone (with the 100 questions at the end) and did fine on my neurology shelf exam.
The book is concise and comprehensive, but it probably covers too much material that is not tested on the shelf and misses about 20% of the information that is tested.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for Psych residents! May 1, 2009
By Banu
I have loved this book! and it is so nice for a psych resident.
It may not be too comprehensive like Kauffmans neurology, but i was able to answer all the PRITE questions from reading this book for neurology.
Tables are good and they do have some practise quesns.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it January 31, 2011
By AmyO
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I got this book for my neurology clerkship/shelf exam. First of all, it arrived almost too late to use it (my fault ordering a used book from one of amazon's subsidiary warehouses). I read almost all of this book in 2 days, it is a very quick read. However, it does not provide detailed information about anything, and some of the info was very outdated even though it was the newest edition. It was actually a waste of my time, and I would not recommend this book. Case Files Neurology was much better.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good quick read. September 1, 2013
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Useful for a quick overview. Not very detailed. Questions in the back are very helpful. Very good condition on arrival.
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