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September 22, 1951

The Collected Papers of Adolf Meyer. General Editor: Eunice E. Winters. Volume I: Neurology

JAMA. 1951;147(4):356. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670210068035

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Adolf Meyer was the proponent of important psychiatric theories and a physician of diverse interests, among which can be listed medical education. It is extremely unusual that a man of these qualifications should not have written a book. Instead of this, Dr. Meyer during his lifetime had the occasion to publish more than 250 papers in many European and American journals. The books he did not publish have been published for him in the form of his collected papers. This set will comprise four volumes. Volume 1 is devoted to Meyer's neuroanatomic, neurological, and neuropathological papers. Review of these papers makes abundantly clear his wide range of interests and his keen perception of basic principles. His work on the optic radiation, a portion of which bears his name (Meyer's loop) is a model of correlation of evidence from several disciplines. The neuroanatomy of the optic radiation was worked out with

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