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September 1961

The Human Cerebellum: An Atlas of Gross Topography in Serial Sections.

Arch Neurol. 1961;5(3):347. doi:10.1001/archneur.1961.00450150113015

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This series of beautifully clear and accurate photographs and drawings of the human cerebellum will fulfill a need for an atlas that can answer questions about anatomical landmarks and normal density of cell populations. Anatomical landmarks emerge with such constancy as to enable identification in most microscopic sections, and, since the anatomical divisions of the cerebellum are clearly defined, the enumeration of nerve cells in each division offers a means of obtaining more exact data concerning the patterns of distribution of degenerative lesions and the nature of disease.

The authors have used the standard cerebellar diagram of Larsell to illustrate 20 different nomenclatures of the past, official nomenclatures (BNA, BR, and NAP) and the nomenclatures designed by Larsell. Those interested in the anatomy and function of the cerebellum in health and disease will be indebted to the authors for this anatomical reference of such practical value.

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