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The purpose of this monograph is to make the material discussed "of use to as many individuals concerned with the problems of the CNS as possible." To this end the authors discuss the embryology of the brain vasculature; the normal blood supply of the brain, as well as its variations; the meninges and spinal fluid; and the blood-brain barrier. The descriptions are richly supported by numerous illustrations of injections and dissections of the blood vessels in the human brain and by many useful diagrams. The description of each blood vessel ends with a helpful diagram of its constituent vessels. The nomenclature is that of the Nomina Anatomica.
After a detailed description of the embryology of the cerebral vessels, the authors find that the distribution of the arteries in the newborn is comparable to the adult, the most common change being the relative dependence on the mesencephalic artery by the posterior
Alpers BJ. The Brain Vascular System. Arch Neurol. 1966;15(4):444–445. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470160110014
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