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December 22, 1956

Atlas cerebri humani: The Inner Structure of the Brain Demonstrated on the Basis of Macroscopical Preparations

JAMA. 1956;162(17):1580. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970340070025

The atlas contains a series of photographs of macroscopic specimens of the brain, prepared by the Klinger method of fixing in a formaldehyde solution, freezing, and dissecting while moist with special instruments. The freezing tends to spread the nerve fibers and, thus, makes them easier to handle. The photographs were taken with a Le[ill]ca camera and enlarged to about 10 by 18 cm. Tracings, with the legends mostly from Parisiensia Nomina Anatomica, adopted by the International Congress of Anatomy in Paris on July 30, 1955, accompany each plate. The text, which precedes the plates, gives details of the Klinger technique and the nomenclature used and is in German, French, English, and Italian. These excellently prepared specimens, known to anatomists for over 20 years, are reproduced so satisfactorily that the atlas will be indispensable for demonstrating the gross tracts of the brain in classes in anatomy. There is a good index

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