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December 1962

A Stereotaxic Atlas of the Cat Brain.

Arch Neurol. 1962;7(6):589. doi:10.1001/archneur.1962.04210060107009

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These hard-cover atlases consist of photographs of Nissl and Weil sections at 0.5 mm. intervals. There are no line drawings or outlining of structures, but the quality of the staining and photographs is excellent and all structures are easily recognized. If one desires more precise delineation of such things as the thalamic nuclei or the subdivisions of the amygdala, he should be prepared to obtain this information by a study of his own slides and reference to research articles on the region in question.

Measurements obtained from a large number of brains were utilized in establishing the criteria for the "normal" brain. In addition, the Weil and Nissl sections at each level were taken from two different animals to give some indication of the average range of variability. The tissue was cut at 40μ by frozen section technique to assure minimal shrinkage.

The cat sections were photographed at × 13

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