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August 1965

Functional Neuroanatomy.

Arch Neurol. 1965;13(2):219-220. doi:10.1001/archneur.1965.00470020109017

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The fifth edition of Functional Neuroanatomy makes no reference to the original author, A. R. Buchanan, except for a brief mention in the preface. This seems like a rather harsh reward for the original author who carried the text through four editions during a period of thirteen years. Although the acknowledgement is slight, previous editions continue to form the basis for this new volume. Each edition since the first has carried a line on the title page claiming the text to be "Thoroughly Revised" but a review of previous editions indicates that this is the most extensive revision. In the opinion of this reviewer, the present authors have made a complete overhaul of a text which had fallen below acceptable standards. Major changes made in this edition include, in addition to extensive rewriting: (1) New illustrations, many in color, (2) A more modern bibliography at the end of each chapter,

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