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March 1943

A Text-Book of Neuro-Anatomy.

Arch NeurPsych. 1943;49(3):488. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1943.02290150176015

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The third edition of this text is, like the previous ones, written for the use of the medical student. The outstanding feature of the book is simplicity and clearness of presentation. The didactic point of view is always stressed, and each chapter is concluded with a summary. The danger that a student might give more attention to the summary than to the preceding, more elaborate presentation is counterbalanced by the advantage that is gained by the stressing of important factors and the subordinating of details.

In the first two chapters, which show no changes as compared with previous editions, the author succeeds in describing in thirty-nine pages the evolution, comparative anatomy and ontogenesis of the nervous system in an exceedingly clear, simple and, at the same time, comprehensive manner. These chapters are followed by a short description of the gross anatomy of the central nervous system. Here the author breaks

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