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June 1972

An Introduction to the Neurosciences.

Arch Neurol. 1972;26(6):556. doi:10.1001/archneur.1972.00490120096025

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An Introduction to the Neurosciences is "designed to provide a single integrated text for medical school courses in the neurosciences." Like many other texts, it was developed from the authors' course outline at Tufts University School of Medicine.

After an introduction to the development, organization, and basic physiology of the nervous system, the book offers a caudal to rostral anatomically oriented approach. A chapter on "clinical considerations" follows each major section with actual case histories presented as illustrative problems for the student. Pathologic and gross physiologic sections complete the text and are followed by a descriptive atlas of the spinal cord, brain stem, and cerebrum. Well selected references follow each chapter.

Illustrations, both original and reprinted from other sources, are of fine quality and add tremendously to the volume's usefulness. A supplementary color filmstrip is also available from the publisher.

The authors' herculean effort has produced a gargantuan text which

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