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February 25, 1956

Brain Mechanisms in Diachrome

JAMA. 1956;160(8):723. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960430113028

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The author of this abbreviated neuroanatomic text is an anatomist of recognized standing, an accomplished medical artist, and the author of numerous publications on anatomy, including a standard neuroanatomic text. This book deals with the structure and function of the nervous system and is simplified to meet the special needs of certain college students, psychologists, and dental students, as well as those of medical students and physicians desiring a brief review and graphic presentation of material. It is not intended to be a comprehensive text for medical students or a reference work. The major portion of the book deals with the cerebral cortex, which Krieg considers the most complex structure in the world and probably the most important. A systemic approach to the subject is used throughout, with the various components of the sensory and motor systems covered as single units. The basic histology of the neuron, reflex patterns, fiber

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