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September 15, 1962

Introduction to Neuroanatomy

JAMA. 1962;181(11):1015. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050370083024

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It is a pleasure to read a book which stimulates simplification and conceptual thinking. Dr. Bowsher's small, but concise, booklet does not claim to give us any sophisticated new ideas. However, with admirable clarity he gives us a succinct, well-rounded concept of neuroanatomy. As Lord Cohen points out in his preface, the author helps to break down the fears and embarrassment students have in trying to understand the complicated structure of the central nervous system. The author gives all of the important morphological description of the central nervous system and at the same time stresses the importance of function.

The presentation is clear and the semidiagrammatic illustrations are very useful. This reviewer especially enjoyed the various diagrams explaining the connection of the different systems.

As this little book is basically intended for the use of undergraduates and not specialists, it is appropriate that no bibliographic data have been incorporated. However,

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