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March 14, 1964

Textbook of Neuroanatomy

JAMA. 1964;187(11):874-875. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060240082041

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This book is a rewriting of Elliott's Textbook of the Nervous System, which first appeared in 1947. It is not too long or too difficult for medical students and is thoroughly up to date in incorporating periodical literature into the text. The text is divided into six parts, of 60 to 70 pages each: neurohistology, spinal cord and cranial nerves, sensory systems (including thalamus), motor systems (including cerebellum), cerebral hemispheres (including pyramidal system), and accessory structures. The cranial nerves are considered in numerical order, and not primarily by nerve components. Written with a pleasing informality, the book is full of information which, however, smells of the study lamp rather than of xylol and balsam.

Some of the text figures are photographs of microscopic preparations, nearly all bearing a credit line. The atlas section consists chiefly of unlabelled photographs of slices of fixed brain and Weigert sections of brain stem, with

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