December 1971

The Cerebellum: In Health and Disease.

Author Affiliations

Albany, NY


Edited by William S Fields, MD; William D Willis, Jr, MD, PhD. Price, $27.50. Pp 557. Warren H Green Inc, 10 S Brentwood Blvd, St. Louis 63105, 1970.

Arch Intern Med. 1971;128(6):996. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310240150027

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This book is a record of the recent Dallas Neurological Symposium on the cerebellum. The volume offers the reader a wide and varied review of the many aspects of cerebellar research and unsolved clinical problems. The symposium is divided into three parts: (a) historical and anatomical aspects; (b) physiologic aspects; and (c) clinical and pathologic aspects.

The "Historical Review of Cerebellar Investigation" by Robert S. Dow is helpful but sobering when one realizes the limitations of our knowledge in this field. A sample of the titles of three papers in the anatomic and physiologic sections will illustrate the ground that is covered. A paper on "Light and Electron Microscopic Studies of Two Cerebellar Relay Nuclei" by Fred Walberg is offered. J. C. Eccles' paper is on "The Topography of the Mossy and Climbing Fiber Inputs to the Anterior Lobe of the Cerebellum." The "Cerebellar Influences on Units in Sensory Areas

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