This classic student-friendly text provides a concise, comprehensive, and clinically-oriented survey of the human nervous system. It's helpful to any student of basic neuroscience, as well as residents and physicians preparing for board examinations.
Section 1: Basic Principles 1. Introduction to the Nervous System 2. Physiology of Nerve Cells Section 2: Peripheral Nervous System 3. Fibers of the Spinal Nerves 4. Spinal Reflexes and Muscle Tone 5. Autonomic Nervous System Section 3: Ascending and Descending Pathways 6. Pain and Temperature 7. Proprioception, Touch, and Tactile Discrimination 8. Motor Pathways 9. Lesions of the Peripheral Nerves, Spinal Nerve Roots, and Spinal Cord Section 4: Brain Stem and Cerebellum 10. Organization of the Brain Stem and Cranial Nerves 11. Cranial Nerves of the Medulla 12. Cranial Nerves of the Pons and Midbrain 13. Lesions of the Brain Stem 14. Hearing 15. Vestibular System 16. Cerebellum Section 5: Forebrain 17. Basal Ganglia 18. Vision 19. Optic Reflexes and Eye Movements 20. Cerebral Cortex and Thalamocortical Connections 21. Limbic System 22. Olfaction 23. Chemical Neuroanatomy Section 6: Circulation of Blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid 24. Cerebral Arteries Supplying the Forebrain 25. Cerebrospinal Fluid Section 7: Approaches to Patients with Neurologic Symptoms 26. Clinical Evaluation of Neurologic Disorders 27. Neurologic Diagnostic Tests Suggested Readings