The significance of the cerebral vascular system as an aid in the interpretation of the pathogenesis of disease of the central nervous system is beginning to be more fully appreciated. Recently it has been particularly emphasized by the studies of Cobb,1 Pfeifer,2 Putnam3 and Spielmeyer.4 From the serial cerebral angio-architectonic preparations of Pfeifer5 one can visualize and study for the first time the complete vascular bed of the brain. It is obvious from these preparations that knowledge of the cerebral angio-architecture is incomplete. Without knowledge of this one cannot expect to interpret neuropathologic processes fully in the light of the vascular system. The present work is a further step in this direction, limited to the angio-architecture of the substantia nigra. The studies were made from preparations5 of the monkey and cat into which a contrast medium had been injected.
The arterial blood of the
FINLEY KH. ANGIO-ARCHITECTURE OF THE SUBSTANTIA NIGRA AND ITS PATHOGENIC SIGNIFICANCE. Arch NeurPsych. 1936;36(1):118-127. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260070126010