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Good for a first year med student . . . but that is it.
on December 9, 2007
I found the book to be easy to read and understand as a first year medical student. It was a good introduction to neuroanatomy; however, as a fourth year and intern, I did not find the book to be very useful as a review book when trying to study neurology.
My biggest complaint with the book is that it is poorly organized, especially the index. I was not the only medical student in my class who noticed that the index will direct you to page numbers that have nothing to do with the topic. As a result, I would waste time thumbing through the book searching for the topic until I gave up and went to a more detailed neuroanatomy text.
My second complaint is that it is a cheaply made paperback. It fell apart before I had finished internship, and I rarely used it after first year of medical school. It was definetly not worth what I payed to buy it new.
My recommendation is buy it used for first year of medical school. When you have finished your neuroanatomy course, sell it. If you need a neuroanatomy reference after first year, find something a little more detailed in your med school library or look it up online.