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The past illumes the present, or at least it should. But when the past deals with minute neuroanatomy and 19th century neurologists and their names as eponyms, it can tax both learning and memory.
John K. Wolf has been moved to meet this problem by going back to the original articles and making translations of them. He has also given emphasis to the evolution of clinical neuroanatomy as it developed in the latter part of the last century.
The reader is furnished with translations into English of eight original papers on brain stem lesions (two were originally published in English) ranging from Millard (1855) through Gubler, Foville, Weber, Jackson, Parinaud, Benedikt, Wallenberg, and Raymond to Salus (1910).
Each syndrome is described, the neuroanatomy is delineated by a line drawing, and an edited translation (or copy) of the original article is given.
This is definitely a source book of limited scope.