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December 1964

A Stereotactic Atlas of the Brain Stem of the Cat.

Arch Neurol. 1964;11(6):683. doi:10.1001/archneur.1964.00460240115018

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This stereotactic atlas of the spinal cord, medulla oblongata, pons, and mesencephalon of the cat is published as two volumes, called Part I—Text, and Part II—Plates.

Part I includes (1) a description of the manner in which the brains were handled; from the time adult cats were anesthesized until the Haggqvist-stained preparations were photographed, (2) a table of the abbreviations (listed alphabetically) of the fiber systems and nuclei illustrated in Part II, (3) succinct descriptions of the fiber systems and nuclei depicted (listed alphabetically), and (4) precise and brief descriptions of the Plates. The organization of this volume is well suited to accompany the atlas.

Part II is comprised of 163 figures magnified from 10 fold to 380 fold. Figures are based on cross sectional planes (except for figures of one midbrain sagittal plane). Fourteen brain stem planes and 8 spinal cord planes are depicted. Most illustrations are figures of

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