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July 1976

Functional Neuroanatomy of Man

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New York


by Peter L. Williams and Roger Warwick, 448 pp, with illus, $22, WB Saunders Co, 1975.

Arch Neurol. 1976;33(7):521. doi:10.1001/archneur.1976.00500070063020

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This large and extensive text represents the part of the 35th British edition of Gray's Anatomy that concerns the central nervous system (CNS), the peripheral nervous system, and the organs of special sense. Extractions of these sections from the parent volume, largely for economic reasons, have resulted in certain unusual features: (1) a pagination that begins on p 746 and ends on p 1170; (2) the absence of a coordinated bibliography; and (3) the presence of cross references as they appear in the parent volume. Only the lack of a coordinated bibliography in an encyclopedic text of this nature presents any problem, and this is offset by an appended list of publications and footnote citations.

In almost every sense, this is probably the most complete modern neuroanatomical text, covering virtually every aspect of the subject in an orderly, systematic fashion. Its organization, use of headings and subtitles, and particularly the

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