Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple: A Review of the Book and CD-ROM
Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple is a book and CD-ROM package that aims to help students and professionals learn the essentials of neuroanatomy in a fun and easy way. The book, written by Dr. Stephen Goldberg, is a concise and humorous guide that covers the most relevant points in clinical neuroanatomy with mnemonics, diagrams, case presentations, and quizzes. The book has been widely used for neuroanatomy courses and board review, and has sold over 300,000 copies.
The CD-ROM, which is attached to the book, is an interactive tool that enhances the learning experience by providing 3D animations of the brain, neuroanatomy laboratory tutorials with photographs of brain specimens, neurologic localization exercises with explanations, and classic neurologic cases with questions and answers. The CD-ROM can run on both Windows and Macintosh computers.
Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to master the basics of neuroanatomy in a short time. It is especially useful for medical students, residents, nurses, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and other health professionals who deal with neurologic disorders. The book and CD-ROM are available online and in bookstores.
The book is divided into six chapters that cover the general organization, blood supply, meninges and spinal fluid, spinal cord, brain stem, and cerebrum of the nervous system. Each chapter begins with an overview of the main concepts and structures, followed by detailed explanations of their functions and clinical implications. The book uses simple language, analogies, and mnemonics to help the reader remember the key points. For example, the book compares the brain stem to a telephone pole with wires (cranial nerves) coming out of it, and uses the acronym \"On Old Olympus Towering Top A Friendly Viking Grew Vines And Hops\" to recall the names of the cranial nerves.
The book also includes many illustrations and diagrams that complement the text and clarify the spatial relationships of the neuroanatomical structures. The book provides clinical cases that illustrate how neuroanatomy is applied in diagnosis and treatment of various neurological disorders. The cases are presented as questions with answers and explanations at the end of each chapter. The book also contains a comprehensive quiz at the end of the book that tests the reader's knowledge and understanding of the material.
The CD-ROM is a useful supplement that reinforces the learning objectives of the book. The CD-ROM allows the user to explore the 3D anatomy of the brain from different angles and perspectives, and to learn about the effects of lesions in different regions of the nervous system. The CD-ROM also provides a virtual neuroanatomy laboratory where the user can examine real brain specimens and identify their features. The CD-ROM also offers a tutorial on how to localize neurologic injuries based on clinical signs and symptoms, and an interactive quiz that presents classic neurologic cases with multiple-choice questions. aa16f39245