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January 1960

The Effect of Advancing Age upon the Human Spinal Cord.

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By L. Raymond Morrison, Stanley Cobb, and Walter Bauer. Price, $6.00. Pp. 127. Harvard University Press, Cambridge 38, Mass., 1959.

AMA Arch Neurol. 1960;2(1):113. doi:10.1001/archneur.1960.03840070115015

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Abstract

This is a most useful and unique atlas, providing for the first time a sound basis for comparative studies of the human spinal cord, with full cognizance of the effects of aging. The text has two parts: superbly illustrated in the first are the morphological alterations attributable to age itself, as seen in the human spinal cord by decades throughout life; illustrated in finest fashion in the second is the segmental, cytological topography of the normal human spinal cord. The authenticity of this atlas is derived from the distinguished careers of its authors and from detailed studies by them of a very large quantity of postmortem material. The literary style is direct, factual, and concise. An adequate bibliography is included. The book is printed on smooth, glossy paper and in a general format that makes it enjoyable to read. It can be highly recommended to the attention of all concerned

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