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March 4, 1950

Evolution of the Forebrain: The Fundamental Anatomy of the Telencephalon with Special Reference to That of Testudo Geometrica

JAMA. 1950;142(9):688. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910270078041

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Fundamentally this is a systematic study of the brain of the South African tortoise, Testudo geometrica. It is obvious that this study has been searching. It is well presented in the text and extremely well illustrated by line drawings. In addition to the anatomic study, the author has made some limited physiologic observations on the results of stimulation and partial ablation of the brain in this species. There is a good survey of the relevant literature and an interesting theoretic discussion of the evolution of the forebrain in the light of these researches. Unfortunately this book does not have an index.

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