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December 1943

An Atlas of the Basal Ganglia, Brain Stem and Spinal Cord, Based on Myelin-Stained Material.

Arch NeurPsych. 1943;50(6):741. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1943.02290240125015

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With the publication of this splendid atlas of Riley's, American neurology has really come of age. It is the sort of volume that will be of incalculable assistance to those patient workers in the laboratory who are all too often bewildered by the complexities of the structures under discussion and who in the past have had to refer to special works, where a confusion of names was really a babel of tongues.

The magnificent 8 by 10 inch (20.3 by 25.4 cm.) photographs of superbly sectioned and stained material are labeled with painstaking exactness. On each opposing page are the symbol for each structure and the name chosen by Riley from the numerous synonyms available. Frequently, when the whole section gives details that are insufficiently distinguishable, smaller portions are magnified, quadrants are selected and minute details are brought out vividly. On many plates more than a hundred individual structures are