March 1975

Basic Human Neuroanatomy: An Introductory Atlas

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by Craig Watson, 120 pp, $7.95, Little Brown & Co, 1974.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(3):354. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360090124036

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This 120-page soft-bound volume has approximately 30 blank numbered pages. The preface states that this atlas is written for "one purpose: to be used by students," as opposed to some other atlases that are "written more for scholars." Part I (pages 3 to 9) outlines the most elementary facts about the nervous system, such as differences between the peripheral and central nervous systems. It also lists some functional components of cranial nerves and a few points on examining each. Part II (pages 13 to 27) is an outline of the "main neuroanatomical pathways." Part III, the atlas section (pages 30 to 99), consists of a full-page photograph on every second page with an extremely brief legend on the facing page. Some of these photographs show whole brains and some appear to be photographs of brain slabs; others are photographs of histological sections. The magnification varies widely, as does the stain

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