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Blueprints Neurology (Blueprints Series) Third Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0781796859
ISBN-10: 0781796857
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Product Details

  • Series: Blueprints Series
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Third edition (January 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781796857
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781796859
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #276,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
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 By ajarthur99 on 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 By C. Chang on 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 By Banu on May 1, 2009
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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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By John on June 16, 2013
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I bough this ebook as a last resort but it turned out to be one of the very best concise but no efficient texts out there.
Good if you want something to get start with.
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By BinYong on May 3, 2013
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Good overview of Neurology for the boards, mostly diagnosis and management and basic anatomy. I had the Kindle version which was organized nicely and easy to navigate and to read.
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Highlighted what was important and was an overall easy read. Make sure to do the corresponding section on USMLEWorld; the questions are nearly identical to the shelf exam!

- U.S. med student
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