July 26, 1902

A Topographical Atlas of the Spinal Cord.

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By Alexander Bruce, M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P.E., F.R.S.E., Lecturer on Neurology and Practice of Medicine, Surgeons' Hall. Quarto, 32 Plates by the Photogravure Process. Price, $10.00. London, Edinburgh and Oxford: Williams & Norgate. 1901.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(4):212-213. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480300036018

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We are indebted to Dr. Bruce of Edinburgh for providing us with another excellent book on the nervous system. It will be remembered that a few years ago this investigator gave us, in his "Illustrations of the Mid- and Hind-Brain," a series of drawings of Weigert's preparations of exquisite beauty and unusual accuracy. For these, many students of neurology, including the most advanced specialists in the subject, have been exceedingly grateful. This time he has given us an atlas of the human spinal cord.

In the volume before us every segment of a human spinal cord is illustrated by the best methods of photographic reproduction. In addition to the views of the transverse sections through the whole cord, the mode of grouping of the various nerve cells at each level in the gray matter is shown by means of a special accessory drawing. The plates are accompanied by a short

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