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June 20, 1959

Cranio-Cerebral Topometry in Man: Location and Variation in Position of Cerebral Subcortical Structures with Special Reference to Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neuroradiology

JAMA. 1959;170(8):1007-1008. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010080115034

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Recent work on experimental animals has demonstrated the wide diversity and fine localization of function of the deeper structures in the cerebrum. The possibility of abolishing otherwise intractable pain by placing small lesions electrically in the brain is but one of many prospective applications of this work, and it depends on the use of stereotaxic instruments for the correct placement of electrodes. The present work by Delmas and Pertuiset presents additional data concerning the topography of cerebral structures and their variations in position. An introductory part explains terminology and techniques. The second part is an alphabetically arranged list of structures, each entry being accompanied by descriptive text and a systematic indication of the location of the given structure in the atlas which constitutes the third part of the book. This part is a series of life-sized photographs of sections of the brain with its bony case. In one group the

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