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March 14, 1885

Topographical Anatomy of the Brain.

JAMA. 1885;IV(11):304-305. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390860024016

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The three large and elegant folio volumes of Dr. Dalton's Topographical Anatomy of the Brain are evidence that he has not retired from active and useful work since he resigned his professorship in the College of Physicians and Surgeons. An authoritative work on cerebral topographical anatomy has long been wanted, and though this subject has been the field of much fruitful investigation, it will still repay the labor of further work and research. Now that the localization of cerebral properties and functions have become prominent factors in neurology, it is more important to know the precise anatomical limits and relations of the corresponding parts, in order that they may be recognized with certainty, and the extent of their morbid alterations more readily determined.

The author has pursued in this work the plan of studying the relations of the different portions of the encephalon by means of successive sections of the

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