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April 1966

Atlas of the Human Brain.

Arch Neurol. 1966;14(4):457. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470100113022

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The authors have produced a comprehensive atlas of the brain based upon unretouched photographs of preparations used for instruction at their respective institutions. The atlas is divided into five sections: (1) gross anatomy, (2) cerebral vessels, (3) brain dissections, (4) sectional anatomy of the gross brain, and (5) myelin-sheath stained sections of the brain. Photographs of the gross brain, are excellent; labels are clear and unobtrusive; and the details are shown clearly. In section 2 the material is well presented, but it is most difficult to dramatically present cerebral vessels in photographs because the contrast is not sufficiently great. Though these photographs do not have the clean, esthetic appeal of drawings, many students will find them most instructive. While the brain dissections are good, they do not provide the three dimensional quality so essential to understanding the gross organization of the brain.

The illustrations of the sectioned gross brain, cut

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