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This long-awaited book is volume 20 of the Advances in Behavioral Biology series, and represents a partial compilation of the presentations given at the International Symposium on the Septal Nuclei at Wayne State University, Detroit, in 1974. The editor has arranged the chapters under four major headings—anatomy, physiology and pathology, endocrinology, and behavior. There are many excellent contributions in each section, and most represent original research by the authors.
As might be expected with a long publication delay, much of the material has been published already in periodicals. However, unlike many books of this variety, numerous chapters, such as those dealing with development, endocrinology, blood supply, and axonal connections, will have enduring value. Other chapters dealing with new and more dynamic areas are of contemporary value, but may represent only temporary mileposts and not endure as definitive sources of information.
The style of the book is one of its least
Van Hoesen GW. The Septal Nuclei, vol 20, Advances in Behavioral Biology. Arch Neurol. 1979;36(6):389. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500420099026
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