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May 20, 1939

Textbook of Neuro-Anatomy and the Sense Organs

JAMA. 1939;112(20):2087-2088. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800200085028

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Olof Larsell has presented a well organized, orthodox discussion of the structure, both gross and microscopic, of the central, peripheral somatic and sympathetic nervous systems. Sufficient physiologic and clinical data have been appended to enhance the student's interest in the subject and to indicate the more important correlations between structure and function. Although the "book has been written primarily for the first year medical student" and is accordingly not encyclopedic, it will prove of value and interest to many more advanced students. This is particularly true of the chapter dealing with the cerebellum and pons, a subject to which the author has been a noteworthy contributor. The discussion of the various end organs, cutaneous, tendinous and muscular, as well as the organs subserving specialized sensations, such as the taste buds, the olfactory epithelium, the retina, the vestibular apparatus and the cochlea, is a valuable addition to the discussion of the

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