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This little booklet contains a detailed account of how to make a postmortem examination of the nervous system. The author is an excellent pathologist who has long had a special interest in the nervous system. A systematic procedure is outlined, and then variants are given and their applicability to special cases is discussed. As the author wisely states, each case must be planned individually. Even the removal of the central nervous organs cannot be left to a technician. In some cases the relations of the various intracranial organs to each other are all important; it is then necessary to inject the brain in situ through the carotid arteries. This method preserves the form relations but would be improper for an infectious condition in which it is desired to identify the infectious agent. Even after the removal of the brain, its further handling depends on the individual conditions. In any case,
Bailey P. Die Sektion des Gehirns und Rückenmarks und ihre Hüllen. Arch NeurPsych. 1950;64(3):488. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1950.02310270177013
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