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December 17, 1960

A Polychrome Atlas of the Brain Stem

JAMA. 1960;174(16):2091. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030160077032

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This atlas is designed for the use of medical students in their laboratory courses in neuroanatomy, and is to serve as a guide in the study of sections of the brain stem. Beginning with a pair of drawings, A, representing the spinal cord at the eighth cervical level, the author proceeds rostrally with 3 pairs, B, C, and D, of drawings representing different levels of the bulb, one pair of the pontobulbar junction, 3 pairs of the pontile portion, and 2 pairs of the midbrain. The use of color and of direct labeling greatly eases the work of the student, and an ingenious arrangement of folded pages reduces to a minimum the annoyance of flipping pages back and forth when description is to be correlated with illustration.

Of the accuracy of these plates there can be no doubt, since the author has long been recognized as outstanding in the field.

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