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March 1971

Atlas of Neuroanatomy and Special Sense Organs.

Author Affiliations

Albuquerque, NM


Jean Bossy, MD. Price, United States, $11; Canada, $11.90. Pp. 348, with 496 illustrations. WB Saunders Co, 218 Washington Sq, Philadelphia, 19105, 1970.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(3):266-267. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100140132023

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According to the preface the author prepared this atlas to assist the student and clinician in their study of neuroanatomy and neurological dysfunction. At the same time the author is quick to point out that the atlas was not intended to be used as a formal textbook.

In general the atlas has been laid out in five sections: (1) General Considerations of the Nervous System; (2) Spinal Nerves; (3) Central Nervous System; (4) Cranial Nerves; and (5) Autonomic Nervous System.

A total of 496 black and white illustrations make up the contents of these sections. The quality of the illustrations varies. The diagrams which depict the morphological relationships between neurological and nonneurological structures are excellent. On the other hand, the diagrams which illustrate cortical and spinal neural pathways are sometimes difficult to envision because of the complexity of the drawing and the lack of color contrast.

The title of the

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