This volume consists of a series of 55 neurological case histories that are presented in problem-solving manner now being used extensively in medical teaching. The material covers practically every common neurological disease pattern and a few of the less common. Some of the case study headings are "Weakness in a Young Boy," "Sudden Onset of Excrutiating Headache," "Sudden Loss of Speech," and "Depression and Confusion."
The format is to first give a brief history and then to ask a series of multiple-choice questions about the problem. The answers to the questions are then given, with some discussion of the reasons for the correct and incorrect answers, including the accepted diagnosis. In some of the cases, the true-false type of analysis is used. There are some scattered illustrations of clinical phenomena and test results. Finally, there is a bibliography for each case with emphasis on recent articles from the literature.