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May 1930

Comparative Neurology. A Manual and Text for the Study of the Nervous System of Vertebrates.

Arch NeurPsych. 1930;23(5):1095-1096. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220110261024

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Papez has written an excellent work on comparative neurology. The urge for the book grew out of the need of a laboratory course given in Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y., to students of biology, physiology, psychology and those preparing for the study of medical sciences. The book is divided into three parts. The first deals with the gross structure of the brain of mammals and discusses the entire nervous structure from the lower mammal to and including that of the cat, the dog and primates. In the second part the microscopic structure of the mammalian nervous system is discussed, and in the third the brains of lower vertebrates. The author has written the textbook largely on the basis of his own individual researches. The illustrations are excellent and really illustrate what the author is talking about. The method of presentation is good; the book is not too long, yet long