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July 1956

Le Systeme Nerveux Peripherique

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1956;76(1):75. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1956.02330250077012

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This book is an orderly arrangement of the anatomy of the cranial and spinal nerves, supplemented by brief summaries of their physiological functions and certain clinical applications.

In the first part of the book a chapter is given to a description of each of the cranial nerves. The second part includes individual chapters for spinal nerves, the major plexuses, and the principal nerves of thé extremities.

The emphasis is on anatomy, and the most attractive features of the book are the numerous labeled illustrations, of which there are 214 original line drawings. Many of these drawings are not just reproductions of anatomical arrangements, but diagrams which emphasize the relation of the nerve to other structures in various portions of its extent, from origin to ending.

The major essentials of the embryology, gross structure, vascularization, and important anatomical relationships of the nerves are here. Allusions to clinical applications in diagnosis of