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Feel free to add new suggestions, or add comments on books listed here...

Board Review

  • Fernandez: Ultimate Review for the Neurology Boards
  • Geyer: Neurology for the Boards

Clinical Neurology:

  • Merritt's Neurology, 11th Ed. Lewis P. Roland
  • Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 8th Edition.  Allan H. Ropper, Robert H. Brown.
    • This is FREE online.  From the U of M clinical page, click on "Clinical References," then Access Medicine (under Medical Textbooks, Journals or Portals heading).  Enter your user name and password.  This can be used at the University or at home.  Also has Harrison's and other helpful texts.
  • Neurological Differential Diagnosis by John P Patten
  • Samuels ambulatory neurology
  • Bing's Local Diagnosis in neurological diseases
  • Clinical Neurology, 6th Edition.  Michael J. Aminoff, David A. Greenberg, Roger P. Simon.
    • Also FREE in Access Medicine, see above.
  • Up-To-Date
  • Medlink
  • AAN NeuroBytes- 5-minute videos covering a variety of topics in clinical neurology (requires AAN login)


  • Plum and Posner's Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma
  • Wijdicks The Comatose Patient.  There is a DVD in the back that summarizes the brain death examination.

Peripheral Nerve

  • Aids to the Examination fo the Peripheral Nervous System
  • Neuromuscular Function and Disease by Brown, Bolton & Aminoff
  • Stewart's Focal Peripheral Neuropathies

CSF Analysis

  • Irani's new text!


  • AHA and AAN guidelines. These are available on the internal website under the stroke resources. There are other very important references there (and I would encourage the residents to be familiar with the classic papers represented there), though the following guideline statements are probably a good place to start ( titles are as they appear on our internal website): 
    • Guidelines for the Early Management of Adults with Ischemic Stroke (2007)
    • Guidelines for the Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Adults, 2007 Update (2007)
    • Guidelines for Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (2006)
    • Carotid Endardectomy - An evidence-based review, Report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (2005)
    • Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Agents in Acute Ischemic Stroke (2002)

Demetia and Behavioral Neurology

  • John Hodges Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians


  • Cooper, Bloom and Roth (looks like it is in its fifth edition, the only way to learn tranmitters)



  • Posner's text


Pediatric Neurology

  • Fenichel, Gerald. Clinical Pediatric Neurology; a Signs and Symptoms Approach. 5th edition is the most current. Brief descriptions of many disorders, organized into chapter by "chief complaint," with lists of tables and differentials. Though it won't provide in depth reading about any disease, the brevity allows the book to be read briefly, including the differential diagnoses for most conditions.

Basic Science

  • There is a short version of Kandel and Swartz (ok, that one is thick and I am dreaming, but it is definitive).


  • Fundamentals of Neuroimaging by Hart, Benzel, Ford (short read paper back <200 pages)
  • Diagnostic Neuroradiology by Anne Osborn


  • Preston and Shapiro, "Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders"


  • Handbook of Epilepsy, by Browne and Holmes

Movement Disorders

  • Movement Disorders - Watts & Koller
  • Albin RA, Barbas N. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 22, #4, 2006.
  • There are several CD ROMs with comprehensive movement disorder videos. Talk to Praveen Dayalu to borrow one...