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June 30, 1945

The Precentral Motor Cortex

JAMA. 1945;128(9):695. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860260069033

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This is a timely monograph designed to bring to date the rapidly accumulating knowledge of the motor cortex. The editor, Dr. Paul C. Bucy, has selected his contributors wisely and chosen the subject material critically. The result is a volume of splendid contributions concerning all aspects of the problem of the motor cortex. It is quite fitting that this volume should be contributed by American authors, for it is in this country that much of the recent investigation of the motor cortex has unfolded, though the impetus for such investigation may have come from Dr. Otfrid Foerster, to whom the volume is dedicated.

The scope of the work is seen in the contents: (1) architecture of the precentral motor cortex, G. von Bonin; (2) role of architectonics in deciphering the electrical activity of the cortex, James L. O'Leary; (3) afferent connections, A. Earl Walker; (4) efferent fibers, Paul M. Levin;

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