PrefaceHow to Use This Book1. Introduction to Clinical Case Presentations2. Neuroanatomy Overview and Basic Definitions3. The Neurologic Exam as a Lesson in Neuroanatomy4. Introduction to Clinical Neuroradiology5. Brain and Environs: Cranium, Ventricles, and Meninges6. Corticospinal Tract and Other Motor Pathways7. Somatosensory Pathways8. Spinal Nerve Roots9. Major Plexuses and Peripheral Nerves10. Cerebral Hemispheres and Vascular Supply11. Visual System12. Brainstem I: Surface Anatomy and Cranial Nerves13. Brainstem II: Eye Movements and Pupillary Control14. Brainstem III: Internal Structures and Vascular Supply15. Cerebellum16. Basal Ganglia17. Pituitary and Hypothalamus18. Limbic System: Homeostasis, Olfaction, Memory, and Emotion19. Higher-Order Cerebral Function Epilogue: A Simple Working Model of the MindCase IndexSubject Index
Hal Blumenfeld is Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He has taught neuroanatomy at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia Universities using the approach of Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases, which the students greeted with highly favourable feedback. He recently received the prestigious Francis Gilman Blake Award, as the most outstanding teacher of medical sciences at the Yale School of Medicine, and the Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Research Award from the American Academy of Neurology. He has also been awarded several major grants (from the National Institutes of Health, and private foundations) to pursue his research, which focuses on epilepsy as a model system for investigating consciousness. Current projects include neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and behavioural experiments in animal models of epilepsy, and direct application to human patients. His clinical training included an internship in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, a residency in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in Epilepsy at Yale University School of Medicine. He studied Bioelectrical Engineering at Harvard University, then earned a Ph.D. (in Physiology and Cellular Biophysics) as well as his M.D. at Columbia University. Dr. Blumenfeld's previous publications include numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, as well as two volumes in the Let's Go travel guidebook series.