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December 1950

Neurological Anatomy in Relation to Clinical Medicine

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1950;64(6):907-908. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1950.02310300154024

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It is already clear from the preface of the Norwegian edition that Dr. Brodal does not mean this volume to replace standard textbooks of neuroanatomy, and many of the illustrations commonly used in the teaching of neuroanatomy are not included in this book. For the student who already has a basic knowledge of anatomy and neurology, Dr. Brodal's book, which is well known in Europe, makes for interesting, profitable reading. The symptomatology is discussed in relation to anatomic and functional units to an extent that can hardly be done in the ordinary textbook of neurology. The text is well organized under such headings as the pyramidal tract; the somatic afferent, autonomic and optic systems; the cerebellum, etc., with subheads anatomy, functional aspects and symptomatology. Consequently, a wide range of diseases is surveyed. From the ambitious title, one could have expected a similar description of the hypophysis and the pineal gland.