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December 9, 1939

The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and Function

JAMA. 1939;113(24):2177. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800490073035

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In this edition of Ranson's well known and excellent textbook on neuro-anatomy there has been extensive revision in various chapters without material enlargement. The connections of the thalamus with the cortex, brachium conjunctivum, medial lemniscus, spinothalamic tract and secondary trigeminal tracts are discussed in detail. As in the past, emphasis has been on the developmental and functional significance of structure. There are twenty-one chapters. There is a laboratory outline of neuro-anatomy with clinical illustrations. There is an excellent bibliography. The illustrations are beautiful and excellently labeled. Every student as well as every neuropsychiatrist, neurophysiologist and neuro-anatomist should have this book.

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