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September 1964

The Septum of the Cat.

Arch Neurol. 1964;11(3):338. doi:10.1001/archneur.1964.00460210116018

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Abstract

This small monograph is an atlas of the feline septal nuclei prepared for the purpose of providing a more complete anatomical basis for investigation of the physiological function of these nuclei. Prior comparative studies of these nuclei in insectivors and the Galago by these authors provided background for the atlas. The cat was selected for detailed study because it is the most widely used experimental animal for neurological investigation.

Although 11 adult cats were used, sections of the brains of six animals formed the material on which the atlas is based. Great care was used to section these brains in planes parallel to the standard stereotaxic planes. Two cat brains were sectioned in each of the three standard planes; alternate sections were stained with cresyl violet and by the Heidenhain-Woelke myelin sheath technique. The atlas consists of 13 plates of frontal sections, 14 plates of sagittal sections, and 6 plates

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