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January 13, 1934


JAMA. 1934;102(2):155-156. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750020067035

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Professor Ramón y Cajal has contributed more to the understanding of the structure of the nervous system than any other scientist, ancient or modern, and no one has extended his inquiries over a wider field in general histology. All teachers of the subject will be interested to know his method of presenting the material to elementary students. He regards the course as a fundamental biologic discipline, not as a preparatory course for pathology. The cell is therefore thoroughly discussed from a dynamic point of view. Half of the book is devoted to a consideration of elementary tissues. The whole field of microscopic anatomy is covered, but the descriptions of most organs are greatly condensed. The nervous system, however, is described in detail, nervous tissues and neurohistology comprising about a third of the total. As is to be expected in a work often revised, there are some discrepancies between figures and

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