The essential point of Practical Neurology is that it is practical in the sense of being useful for everyone who sees neurological patients and who wants to keep up to date, and safe, in managing them. In other words this is a journal for jobbing neurologists who plough through the tension headaches and funny turns week in and week out.Practical Neurology is included as part of a subscription to JNNP and provided in print to all members of the Association of British Neurologists
Neurology and detective writing: Oliver Sacks22/12/2013 Duration: 15min
Listen to Oliver Sacks, professor of neurology and NYU School of Medicine, discuss the role of narrative in neurology, and the parallels between the skills of detectives and clinicians in the specialty.This interview is part of a Practical Neurology package on neurology and detective writing. For more information, and the other interviews in the set, see bit.ly/19YiaEM.
Neurology and detective writing: Harold Klawans22/12/2013 Duration: 15min
Listen to Chris Goetz, director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, talk about the parallel careers of neurologist and crime fiction writer of his friend and colleague Harold Klawans.This interview is part of a Practical Neurology package on neurology and detective writing. For more information, and the other interviews in the set, see bit.ly/19YiaEM
Neurology and detective writing: Andrew Lees22/12/2013 Duration: 23min
Listen to Andrew Lees, director of the Reta Lila Weston Institute for Neurological Studies at UCL and director of the Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders, discuss his article on the intersection between neurology and crime writing.This interview is part of a Practical Neurology package on neurology and detective writing. For more information, and the other interviews in the set, see bit.ly/19YiaEM
Solving the case, making the diagnosis: Neurology and detective writing20/12/2013 Duration: 19min
When searching for clues to reach a diagnosis, neurologists often empathise with the detective who is trying to solve a case, write Peter Kempster and Andrew Lees in Practical Neurology bit.ly/1dqReQq.In this podcast Andrew Lees, director of the Queen Square Brain Bank, discusses with PN editor Phil Smith how neurologists draw upon detective skills (and how this is changing as the specialty changes), those who have turned these skills to crime fiction writing, and the use of narrative in clinical case histories.The expert witnesses called upon are Oliver Sacks, best selling author and professor of neurology at NYU School of Medicine, Peter Gautier Smith, now retired from consulting at Queen Square and who wrote 31 detective novels, and Chris Goetz, who worked at Rush University Medical Centre with Harold Klawans, crime fiction writer and authority on Parkinson’s disease.Listen to the full interviews here:Andrew Lees bit.ly/1cPaoxMPeter Gautier-Smith bit.ly/1d5HhKjHarold Klawans bit.ly/19cXRGCOliver Sacks bit.