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November 1973

Introduction To Neuroscience.

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Albany, NY


Edited By Jeff Minckler, MD, PhD. Price, $22.50. Pp 420, with 661 illustrations. C. V. Mosby Co., 3301 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 63103, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(5):775. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650110107029

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Introduction to Neuroscience is an admirable effort to offer to a beginning undergraduate student a balanced and reasonable introduction to the subject. The book is composed of five parts: "Gross Anatomy," "Microanatomy," "Functional Neuroscience," "Neural Pathways," and "Integrated Functions." There is a happy mixture of the necessary bedrock anatomic and physiologic information mingled with the newer knowledge in the field.

The book is of reasonable length, not fearfully expensive (in view of today's textbook prices), and magnificently illustrated. In particular, the anatomic illustrations cannot be bettered.

This book would serve admirably as a basic text in a medical school course on the subject. If an internist had the time (which is rather too much to expect), a careful reading of the book would be a good way to bring oneself up to date in the theoretical aspects of neurology. The salient omission is some element of clinical correlation; but the

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