4th Edition

Neurological Clinical Examination A Concise Guide

    168 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    168 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book and video collection provide a practical guide to the clinical neurological examination, an essential tool in the diagnosis of neurological conditions encountered in the outpatient clinic and hospital ward.

    • Each chapter covers a different condition and uses a step-by-step approach selecting those aspects of the clinical examination which are most likely to lead to the correct diagnosis
    • Video clips accessible via both a companion website and by QR codes within the book provide easy access to view a wide range of neurological signs
    • The text is illustrated with clear diagrams
    • Tables are used to list the various causes of particular signs

    Primary care physicians, neurologists, and trainees preparing for certifying examinations will find this book an invaluable learning companion and essential tool for the diagnosis of neurological disorders.

    List of videos

    Foreword to the Third Edition

    Foreword to the First Edition




    Using this book


    1. The wasted hand

    2. Wrist drop

    3. Proximal weakness of the arm(s)

    4. Proximal weakness of the leg(s)

    5. Foot drop

    6. Ataxia and gait disturbance

    7. Facial weakness

    8. Ptosis

    9. Abnormalities of vision or eye movement

    10. Tremor and cerebellar signs

    11. Other abnormal involuntary movements

    12. Language and speech disturbance

    13. Higher cortical function testing

    14. Assessment of coma

    15. Psychogenic (functional) neurological disorders

    16. Telemedicine and the neurological examination

    Picture credits



    Professor John GL Morris DM (OXON) FRACP FRCP Emeritus Consultant, Westmead Hospital, Past Clinical Professor, University of Sydney, Past Chairman of the Education and Training Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists, Past Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Past Head of the Neurology Department, Westmead Hospital, Past President of the Australian Association of Neurologists, Sydney, Australia

    Professor Joseph Jankovic MD Professor of Neurology Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders Director, Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Co-Director, Parkinson’s Disease Research Laboratory, Past President of the Movement Disorders Society, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

    Associate Professor Victor Fung MBBS (Hons) PhD FRACP Conjoint Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Director, Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, Past Head, Department of Neurology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, Chair, Asia Pacific Affairs Committee, Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists, President-Elect, International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

    The book is primarily written for medical students and residents. However, it is also directed toward practitioners. The authors are credible authorities on the subject. Dr. John Morris is a past examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the former head of the Westmead Hospital Neurology Department. Joseph Jankovic is a former president of the Movement Disorders Society and part of the faculty in the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Neurology. Victor Fung is President of the Internal Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society in Australia and formerly part of the Neurology faculty at Westmead Hospital.

    Brendan Huang, MD, Northwell Health