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August 1977

A Review of Anatomical Neurology

Arch Neurol. 1977;34(8):521. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500200081024

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This text, as indicated by the title, is intended for those desiring a full, yet concise, review of classic neuroanatomy. The coverage is more in depth than that of the average core text, but the outline format, schematic diagrams, and clear prose make for rapid reading. The emphasis is mainly on circuitry, but coverage of neurotransmitter systems and relevant physiology is included as well. A nice facet of this book, as compared with several others, is that conjecture is clearly marked as such, rather than indiscriminately scattered among established fact, giving a solid perspective from which to work should one wish to go to the literature for more comprehensive study. To aid in this, the book is well referenced. The section on the hypothalmus is especially complete, as is to be expected since Dr Ingram is one of the pioneers in the field.

The detail and conciseness do make the

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