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November 9, 1940


JAMA. 1940;115(19):1630. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.72810450004011a

A new method has recently been devised whereby a human brain, or any part of it, can be colored with a small brush and colored inks,1 causing various important areas of the brain to become immediately recognizable because of the vivid, pleasing color and also because the anatomic name of the part can be lettered on it. The student and others do not find it easy to grabble through the perplexing convolutions and the deeper, more confusing structures, seeking the known brain areas and trying to understand their function.

But if the anterior central gyrus of the hemisphere has been brushed with carmine red ink and then "Leg, Trunk, Arm, Face" lettered on it in black ink; and if the posterior central gyrus is colored green and then the informative word "Sensation" printed on it with a tiny lettering brush,2 then these immensely important areas are seen at