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April 15, 1974

Neuropathology of Vision: An Atlas

Author Affiliations

University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor

JAMA. 1974;228(3):401-402. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230280101051

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An outstanding neuropathologist with special interest in ophthalmology, an ophthalmologist with lifelong devotion to neuropathology, and another ophthalmologist with great experience in neurology have combined their efforts to produce an atlas that deals with the neuropathology of all structures of the central nervous system that have to do directly with the process of vision. In six chapters, cases are presented that allow for the demonstration of virtually all morphologically known disease processes that may involve the optic nerve head, the orbital optic nerve, the intracranial optic nerve, the chiasm, the optic tract, the lateral geniculate body, the optic radiation, and the calcarine cortex. Clinical history and findings are given with each case report, but the emphasis rests on the morphological observations. A multitude of superb illustrations is the greatest asset of this book. Each chapter also offers much basic anatomical information. Extensive explanations and comments by the authors guide the