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October 16, 1948

Human Neuroanatomy

JAMA. 1948;138(7):540. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900070072037

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A review of the first edition of this excellent textbook was published in The Journal in 1943, in volume 122, p. 1214. A chapter on peripheral and segmental innervation has been added, which, curiously enough, starts with the second cervical but says not a word about the cranial nerves. The other major change is a much enlarged chapter on cerebral circulation. It is gratifying to encounter, among other things, the veins of Trolard and Labbé in a student's textbook. There is a tendency to make revisions less thorough than they might be. One can only hope that future editions will include allusion to the work of J. Z. Young or P. Weiss on nerve fibers, to that of Caspersson and his school on the cytochemistry of the nerve cell and to that of Snider and others on the cerebellum. Even as it is, the reader will find this book with

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