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April 9, 1932

A Text-Book of Neuro-Anatomy.

JAMA. 1932;98(15):1324. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730410088030

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The author attempts to correlate the anatomic details with a fundamental structural plan, and the structure of the parts is discussed in the light of the development and physiologic relationships. The plan is an excellent one and in many instances leads to a clearer conception of the subject, when the book is studied as a whole. At times individual parts might better be studied in relation to its form, connections and functions together. The student, however, will find no difficulty in the correlation of subject matter. The descriptions are simple and understandable, though at times rather uninteresting. Usually they are short but comprehensive and require attention in reading. Occasionally one is impressed with a relative lavishness in the treatment of some physiologic conception that may be controversial. Occasionally some errors are found, as "the patient may hear spoken words but does not comprehend their meaning. This is called visual aphasia,