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April 1938

Das Corpus Geniculatum: Eine anatomische-klinische Studie (Monographien aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Neurologie und Psychiatrie, vol 62).

Arch NeurPsych. 1938;39(4):883-884. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1938.02270040239018

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This monograph may well stand as a model of modern anatomic investigation of a small but important structure. The purely descriptive portion of the treatise consists of an adequate description of the embryologic development of the region, a clear account of its gross anatomic relationships, a description of the cell types and arrangement of fibers and a comparison of the form and relation of the nucleus in various primates. Especially to be commended is the extensive use of reconstructions, which give a new and illuminating conception of the three dimensional form and relationships of the five cell layers which comprise the structure. The blood supply is given merited attention.

Of particular interest to the neurologist is the description of the functional anatomic relations and fiber connections of the corpus geniculatum. This is based on a critical review of the literature and the study of twenty-one cases in which there were

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