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April 23, 1932

The Principal Nervous Pathways.

JAMA. 1932;98(17):1499. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730430075039

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In nine charts and nineteen figures, Rasmussen successfully covers the anatomy of the central nervous system as represented by the motor and sensory conducting systems of nerve fibers. While the subject of nervous pathways is fairly well dealt with in the majority of textbooks on neuro-anatomy, in none is it taken up so comprehensively and conservatively, or so successfully correlated with its physiology. Not only are the usual "long" and "short" pathways discussed, but also such complicated structures as the nerves of hearing, vision and taste, and the extrapyramidal, sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves. This is one of few books that is of equal value to a beginner, a clinical neurologist and even a specialist. The charts and text are clear, the print and the illustrations are excellent. On the whole, it is a valuable and useful treatise.

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