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December 28, 1957

Functional Neuro-Anatomy Including an Atlas of the Brain Stem

JAMA. 1957;165(17):2242. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980350100035

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This third edition of a basic textbook for medical students is designed to present only the most essential material in an integrated fashion with respect to function. Attempts have been made to condense, simplify, and systematize pertinent material so that it can be integrated with concurrent anatomical courses. The text presents abbreviated discussions and schematic diagrams of the various systems of the neuraxis rather than the so-called level anatomy found in the classic neuroanatomical works. According to the author, this approach stimulates and sustains the interest of the student, eliminates the confusion associated with assembling and organizing a prodigious number of facts, and affords a greater perspective of functional considerations. Revisions noted in the new edition consist of alteration of chapter sequence, inclusion within the text of recent functional concepts concerning the reticular formation and feedback mechanisms, and replacement of a few illustrations. The atlas of the brain stem included

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