September 5, 1891

Twelve Lectures on the Structure of the Central Nervous System, for Physicians and Students.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(10):385-386. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410880033016

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The present volume of 225 octavo pages contains a series of twelve lectures delivered by Dr. Edinger, of Frankfort-on-the Main, upon the minute structure of the brain. In the translation of a second edition, under date of 1890, the author pays a special tribute to the labors of American physicians, and very courteously recognizes the valuable services which Dr. Vittum as Translator, and Dr. Riggs as Editor, have rendered in thus enabling him to bring this work into relation, as he says, with English-speaking physicians.

In these twelve lectures the method of studying nervous structures, the embryology and comparative anatomy of the brain in general, as also its regional anatomy and its varied relations, are carefully described and amply illustrated. Those who desire to attain to the latest discoveries in the minute anatomy of the brain, medulla and spinal cord, will find in this work, in compact form, a reliable

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