Case-Based Neurology by dr.anuradha singh Ebook PDF
Case-Based Neurology by dr.anuradha singh Ebook PDF accumulation of rst-hand experience with patients is the surest path to a success- ful career in medicine. As Sir William Osler brilliantly stated, “He who studies medicine without books sails an unchartered sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.” e most able clinicians build upon their experiences with individ- ual patients to formulate their approach to diagnosis and treatment for their next patient. Osler, whose early career was devoted to neurology, established the idea of residency train- ing so that today doctors in training make up most of the hospital medical sta of the major academic medical centers. Within these settings, bedside teaching and clinical case conferences focusing on actual patients have become the most important component in medical education. When faced with perplexing new patients, we hark back to our experi- ence with prior patients in whom we recognize similarities.
Case-Based Neurology by dr.anuradha singh Ebook PDF Dr. Singh, the editor of this wonderful compendium, and the many trainees, former train- ees, and faculty she has invited as contributors have compiled a stellar collection of actual patient experiences representing the broad panoply that is clinical neurology. While the patient encounters described in this collection may be considered typical of the diseases they represent, we must remain aware of di erences that can occur from case to case of the same disorder.
e diversity of patients described mirrors the enormous variety of patients seen daily at the New York University Langone Medical Center. Bellevue Hospital, one of the oldest city hospi- tals in the nation and the major teaching hospital of NYU, attracts patients originating from every part of the world and from a wide diversity of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Its tradition in neurology extends back to William Hammond, MD, a Surgeon General of the United States during the Civil War. Dr.
Case-Based Neurology by dr.anuradha singh Ebook PDF Hammond, formerly a military surgeon, came to Bellevue Hospital in 1864 and made a specialty of diseases of the nervous system, publishing in 1871 the rst textbook of neurology in the United States. Many outstanding neurologists succeeded him, building a tradition of clinical excellence that has been passed on to the young practitioners who within this text share some of their favorite patient experiences.
Just as Osler, a giant of American medicine, was rmly grounded in neurology, so too have other in uential physicians found the study of neurology to be a strong in uence on their careers. Lewis omas, MD, well known to readers of the New England Journal of Medicine for his regular column titled “Notes of a Biology Watcher” (1971–1981), com- pleted a neurology residency and later served as chairman of the pathology department at the NYU Medical School, then as chairman of the NYU Department of Medicine, and subsequently as dean of the NYU School of Medicine. Indeed, it was Dr. omas who encouraged me while I was a Bellevue Hospital Resident in Medicine to study neurology. It was a choice that I have cherished, opening doors to a career that has been witness to so many advances in science.