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April 1939

The Primate Thalamus.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;63(4):810-811. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00180210203013

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In this monograph Walker presents a comprehensive account of the anatomy, connections and function of the primate thalamus. A short historical introduction is followed by a detailed discussion of the gross and the nuclear structure of the thalamus of the macaque monkey, as typical of that found in the higher primates. In successive chapters consideration is given to the afferent connections of the thalamus, its relation to the cerebral cortex, the distribution of the projection fibers from the thalamic nuclei and geniculate bodies to the various cortical areas and the anatomic, physiologic and clinical significance of the thalamus. The author's extensive experiments, on which the book is based, were carried out entirely on the macaque monkey. The work was done at the University of Chicago, the University of Iowa, Yale University and the Laboratory of Neuropathology, Wilhelmina Gasthuis, in Amsterdam. The enormous literature on the thalamus is well summarized and

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