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December 1970

The Interneuron: UCLA Forum in Medical Sciences No. 11.

Arch Neurol. 1970;23(6):576-577. doi:10.1001/archneur.1970.00480300098018

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Apart from first order sensory cells and motor neurons, the nervous system consists entirely of neurons which can be classified as interneurons, for they connect one neuron with another. Accordingly, a symposium devoted to the interneuron places few restrictions on the topics which may be discussed. In the present volume, which contains the proceedings of a symposium held at UCLA in September 1967, there are chapters covering a large number of studies in several different species of animals. There are 18 separate communications, lively discussions by the participants at the termination of most papers, and a final summation. The contributions in this excellent volume are for the most part neurophysiological, though there are interesting chapters on the structure of spinal interneurons by the Scheibels and on the ultrastructure of cerebellar interneurons by Larramendi. From their studies of Golgi preparations, the Scheibels have arrived at the surprising conclusion that there are

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