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December 1928

Die Angioarchitektonik der Grosshirnrinde.

Arch NeurPsych. 1928;20(6):1409-1410. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210180260015

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This book represents a great deal of careful work in a new field. It is well written, the illustrations are splendid and the general plan and execution are good. The literature on cerebral vascular injection is carefully reviewed from the time of Vicq d'Azyr, 1878, to the present and the technic of each author is criticized. The main trouble with all previous work was that the injection of the arterioles, venules and capillaries was incomplete; this gave a false picture and led to erroneous conclusions as to physiology and pathology. The author, therefore, has developed a technic which gives complete injections of all the vessels. Moreover, he describes at length his method of determining whether or not a preparation is completely injected. This is done by tracing complete vascular loops with an Abbé drawing apparatus; for general study the stereoscopic microscope is most useful. The sections are always thick, often