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Sept 7, 1963

The Postnatal Development of the Human Cerebral Cortex. Vol VII: The Cortex of the Four-Year Child

JAMA. 1963;185(10):810. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03060100090037

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The Neuromuscular Maturation of the Human Infant.  By Myrtle B. McGraw. 140 pp. $3.75. Hafner Publishing Co., 31 E Tenth St, New York 3, 1963Since Professor Conel's retirement from the Professorship of Anatomy at Boston University Medical School, he has been engaged in research on the development of the several areas of the human cerebral cortex. This is the seventh volume to appear (the first was issued in 1939).Microscopic sections of all cortical areas have been prepared by cresyl violet, Cajal and Golgi-Cox methods, and each layer of each area is appraised statistically on the basis of nine criteria. This results in an enormous amount of description and complex tables, while collotype plates illustrate the structure of each area. The findings of the study are summarized in a 28-page section detailing degree of development, with relation to other areas and preceding stages, arranged according to each of the

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