Medicine at a glance for preclinical and clinical students
James Dawson reviews three new titles in the popular series
Do you ever wonder why we learn about ion channels, Starling's law, and at what level fibres of the spinothalamic tract decussate? I know I did, and I am sure if you have not heard of these yet, you soon will do, and you'll probably feel like the rest of us.
Linking the preclinical with the clinical has always been problematic, and textbooks used to be aimed at either one group of readers or the other, with little or no overlap. The first two titles in this review are aimed primarily at preclinical readers, indicating the importance of learning basic facts and principles, and offering a taste of their clinical relevance.
Neuroscience at a Glance describes with ease the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system in a fashion tailored for undergraduate learning. The user friendly layout allows the reader to identify the key information “at a glance” and draw