This small volume is designed for nonneurologists and is also designed to be carried in a jacket pocket. It is a clear, concise, and useful summary of clinical neurology for physicians, particularly for house officers. It is an excellent source for nonpsychiatric physicians but, unfortunately, does not meet the needs of psychiatric practitioners. As is to be expected from its intended audience, the book emphasizes the recognition and treatment of the usual neurological conditions, ranging from vascular to degenerative to neoplastic. This is not the daily fare of psychiatrists. There is virtually no recognition of behavioral disorders. Nevertheless, the chapters on neuroanatomy and the basic neurological examination are good reviews. It is almost sad to see how much better many aspects of the mental status examination are described in this book than the examination is conducted by many candidates on board examinations. The inadequacy of performance on mental status examinations reflects the inadequacy of the teaching in many residency programs. The proper teaching of the examination requires not only time and effort but the involvement of senior faculty. It should not be taught by the senior resident or inexperienced faculty. The mental status examination remains a sensitive diagnostic tool when used properly, and many psychiatrists would benefit from reading the few pages on this subject in Neurology for Non-Neurologists.