Neurologists study the field of medical science that is concerned with the nervous system -- the brain, the spinal cord, and the complex network of nerves.
Clinical neurology concerns itself specifically with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. Because disorders of other systems can affect the nervous system and vice versa, the neurologist also must be familiar with the total functioning of the body.
Training in this field includes a one-year internship in internal medicine, followed by a three-year residency in neurology.
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