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June 1972

Funktionelle Anatomie des Nervensystems.

Arch Neurol. 1972;26(6):551. doi:10.1001/archneur.1972.00490120091011

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Abstract

The anatomy of the nervous system has been the stumbling block for many a promising student and has turned able physicians away from neurology. The present pressures to shorten the training of physicians has made serious inroads on time and efforts spent on neuroanatomy and are threatening the tranquility of departments of anatomy in Europe. This has led to the publication of the first text in German on functional neuroanatomy.

The book is divided into six parts, which include human developmental neuroanatomy, special morphology of functional systems in neuroanatomy, the anatomy of sense organs, the vegetative nervous system, an overview of tracts and their functions in the brain, and meninges, cerebrospinal fluid circulation, and organs surrounding the ventricular system. The selection of topics reflects the author's personal interests and no claim for completeness is made. Some sections are superb in detail and refreshingly innovative; thus, the part dealing with the

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