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March 2, 1935

Anatomie der Hörrinde als Grundlage des physiologischen und pathologischen Geschehens der Gehörswahrnehmung

JAMA. 1935;104(9):775. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760090079039

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In this excellent and concise monograph the author reviews the fundamental works of Heschl, Wernicke, Flechsig, Brodman, Economo, Cajal and others in conjunction with his own histologic studies, in which a special silver impregnation method was used. He charts the various fields described by different authors and presents slides demonstrating variations in architectonic structure peculiar to these fields. With this foundation the author proceeds to a consideration of the physiology of the hearing centers, discussing the conclusions of his predecessors in the light of animal experiments and postmortem observations in cases of trauma, tumor and destruction of the peripheral end organs. The relationship between tone and noise perception, the musical sense and similar topics, are considered together with the psychic interpretation and certain analogies drawn between hearing and vision and the other senses. Stress is laid on the similarity between the Cajal acoustic cells found in the temporal lobe and

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