Tricks of the Trade in Neurology
About the author: Iftikhar Khawaja was teaching Neurology in the nineties to the postgraduate doctors aspiring to specialize as Neurologists as fellows of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan. He was also an examiner for FCPS (Neurology). He was closely associated with medical publishing in the nineties as Editor of JPIMS (Journal of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences). He has written articles on stroke, headache and fits and is author of another book titled Understanding Neurology. He believes in using plain language and in the past has written medical articles in the lay press. In the recent years he has been demonstrating, what he calls the art of deduction in Neurology at the bedside to medical students and junior doctors. The format of this book reflects his teaching style. Dr Khawaja lives with his wife in Whitley Bay in the North East of England. They have two sons. Currently he works as a Stroke physician in the NHS. In his spare time he plays the sitar and golf. Why I wrote this book: What pains me most is to see the junior doctors shunning and avoiding Neurology. It is a beautifully logical subject. Each case is a practical demonstration on cause and effect, an exercise in the art of deduction and indeed a better whodunit than any detective fiction could ever produce.