What Medical Professionals Say!

‘Reading Neurologic Examination is like rounding with Dr. Schwartzman again, one of the most skilled clinical neurologists of modern times. It is a refresher and source of fond memories for the hundreds of trainees who were fortunate enough to have him as a teacher and a treasure trove of clinical tricks and secrets for those who were not. Take it all in – and then live it for the rest of your career!’

Joachim M. Baehring, MD, DSc
Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Vice-Chair, Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine
Associate Chief of Neurology, Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

‘Neurologic Examination is a comprehensive volume by a master clinician on the topic. It is a lucid description of the intricacies of the neurologic examination with concise discussions for the interpretation and pathophysiology of the findings. It is a great resource for students, trainees, and seasoned neurologists alike. The volume incorporates up to date neuroscience finding while preserving the methodology of classic and time-tested approaches to the neurologic examination. Both neurologists and primary care clinicians would benefit and learn from the new edition of Neurologic Examination.’

S. Ausim Azizi, MD, PhD
Director of Neurology, Global Neuroscience Institute
Professor of Neurology (Adj.), Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

‘The text is packed with gems of knowledge, and the specialist registrar, as well as experienced clinician, would learn a lot from reading it. All areas of examination are covered.’

John B. Winer, MD
University Hospital Birmingham
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Birmingham, United Kingdom

‘For everyone striving to master the neurological examination: this book is very useful to all – from medical students to practicing neurologists. It should be a part of the neurology training curriculum.’

G. Peter Gliebus, MD
Director, Cognitive Disorders Center
Global Neurosciences Institute
Philadelphia, PA

‘Dr. Schwartzman’s Neurologic Examination is the foundation of my training in neurology. Not only does it provide the basics of the neurological exam but includes in-depth instruction in the examination of the cervical plexus, brachial plexus, and the chronic pain (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) patient.’

Lara Edinger, DO
Edinger Pain Management
Los Angeles, CA

‘To find a comprehensive neurology book is always nice. To discover a neurology book that is an encyclopedia and yet easy to follow is indeed a good fortune… While I didn’t have the opportunity to learn directly from Dr. Schwartzman, I find the illustrations and detailed descriptions to be a comprehensive guide to his wisdom. The sheer amount of knowledge contained in the Neurologic Examination book makes it a powerful tool to learn and master the neurologic examination. It is a concise and a must-have textbook for both the budding and advanced neurologists. This book is elegant; I will only replace it with a newer edition of itself!’

Mustafa J. Zahmak, MD, MPH
Neuro-Oncology Fellow,
Yale University, New Haven, CT

‘This book teaches you the finesse and subtlety of a neurological examination. It is a part of my clinical practice and has never failed me… The skillset you acquire with practicing the ‘RJS way’ makes one an unbeatable neurologist!’

Rohini Bhole, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

‘Neurologic Examination is based on the teaching experience of one of the finest neurological educators I have encountered; Dr. Schwartzman uniquely and usefully addresses diagnosis from anatomic, pathophysiologic, and phenomenologic approaches.’

Dr. Fred D. Lublin, MD, FAAN, FANA
Saunders Family Professor of Neurology
Director, The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis
Co-Chief Editor, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY

‘In medicine, we celebrate “Clinicians of Distinction". I am convinced this term would not be allowed to be used as frequently if the standard was set to the level that Dr. Schwartzman has obtained. He is truly brilliant and a world-class diagnostician and neurologist. To be fortunate enough to have been taught by him or to have worked with him is an honor; it raises you to your best. Reading his book will give you this advantage. You will be learning from simply the best!’

Dr. Lee Peterlin, DO
Associate Professor of Neurology, Director of Headache Research
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

‘The first encounter with Dr. Schwartzman in the morning report has been an enlightening experience for every sprouting neurologist over several decades of his influential career as an educator. All who were fortunate to be on the receiving end of his brilliant teaching both in the auditorium and at bedside discovered a great teacher that inspired them to learn the marvels of human brain function and the challenging consequences of its failures.

This book is as close as it gets to the real experience of Dr. Schwartzman’s teaching. It provides an in-depth but easily accessible and precise approach to localization and differential diagnosis in neurology. It is solidly grounded on decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of the neurobiological basis of disease. For those who love neurology, at any stage of their career, this book will help solve mysteries and clarify gray zones, so that one can face his patients and his own students with the most critical skills of a superb clinician: the ability to discover the truth and thereby to provide excellent service and care to the patient.’

Dr. Kleopas A. Kleopa, MD
Senior Consultant Neurologist & Professor, Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine
Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics Nicosia, Cyprus

‘My memories of morning report under Dr. Schwartzman are often filled with a mild degree of terror at the thought of not knowing a differential to a particular problem and also of elation when getting the correct answer! This was one of Dr. Schwartzman’s great gifts: the ability to have the learner want to be better. Throughout my time in training, I knew I was learning not only facts about the nervous system and disease but the approach to the neurologic problem from a masterful neurologist. This approach has served me immensely well throughout my career. I can always go back to this approach on rounds and come up with at least a few more possibilities for a diagnosis because of the careful approach he used in teaching his residents. This book is a testament to years of practice and teaching for learners on all levels. It is truly a reflection of his great teaching style, one that I still try to emulate.’

Dr. Edward K. Avila, DO
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale, New Haven, CT

‘I am Professor Emeritus of Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery and former Director of Neuroradiology at Jefferson University Hospital and Professor of Neuroradiology at Drexel University Hospital in Philadelphia. My background is in neuroradiology, neurosurgery, and neuropathology. I met Dr. Schwartzman nearly fifty years ago at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, where I started practicing neuroradiology. For many years we worked together in Philadelphia practicing and teaching neurology and neuroradiology.

From the start, I was impressed with Dr. Schwartzman’s ability to understand and correctly diagnose and treat neurological diseases. I was similarly impressed with his profound deep knowledge and understanding of neurology as well as the related specialties such as neuroradiology, neurosurgery, and neuropathology. His logical analysis and integration of all the information have always been a conduit towards finding the correct diagnosis. More importantly, though has been his teaching career, where he has taught and trained a great number of neurology residents and students from all over the world.

Through his extensive experience, he has been able to develop his own diagnostic system aimed at simplifying the elaborate and confusing differential diagnosis of neurological diseases. For many years I attended his famous Live Grand Rounds, where he demonstrated to students, residents, and staff the details and application of his system.’

Carlos Gonzalez, MD
Department of Radiology, Drexel University College of Medicine
Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA