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Medical Textbooks Online: DeJong’s The Neurologic Examination 8th Edition PDF This popular reference is the definitive guide on exam techniques for neurology residents, fellows, and practitioners, integrating details of neuroanatomy and diagnosis in an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow format. A new clinical focus, new videos online, and new illustrations make DeJong’s The Neurologic Examination, 8th Edition,even more useful for mastery of this complex area. Anatomical and exam illustrations ensure proper technique, and illustrative case studies and tables summarize differentials and clinical findings

Description DeJong’s The Neurologic Examination 8th Edition PDF

The struggle between technology and bedside medicine is nothing new. In his preface to Robert Wartenberg’s 1953 Diagnostic Tests in Neurology, Sir Gordon Holmes lamented, “There has been within recent years an increasing tendency to rely more and more on laboratory, mechanical and other such methods of investigation of patients suffering with symptoms of nervous disorder at the expense of careful clinical observation.

” (1) In his introduction to the DeJong’s The Neurologic Examination 8th Edition PDF , Wartenberg devoted five pages to a section titled Clinic versus Laboratory, in which he observed, “There is a growing and deplorable tendency to overload neurological diagnostics with mechanical, technical and laboratory procedures and to overemphasize their importance … the art of diagnosing with the eyes, ears and fingertips is steadily losing ground.” Some of the technology Wartenberg was exhorting against included: EEG, pneumoencephalography, myelography, EMG, and chronaximetry. Wartenberg quoted Moritz Romberg, who wrote of “the great aim which we must seek to achieve, the emancipation of medical science from the trammels of mere mechanical technicalities.” Romberg wrote this in 1840.

These pioneering clinicians could not begin to imagine the technology of today and the clinicians of today would undoubtedly stand just as amazed at the technology yet to come, assuming humankind survives to see it. The career span of the authors has witnessed the evolution from radioisotope brain scans, pneumoencephalography, and chromosomal analysis to 3T MRI, PET scans, and next-generation sequencing. But the neurologic examination has been an anchor during the evolution of this technology. The clinical encounter has provided the foundation on which all else is built. Without it, all this wondrous technology might never have escaped the lab.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 194570 KB
  • Print Length: 855 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1496386167
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health; 8 edition (11 February 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English

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