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June 1981

The Human Brain: A Photographic Guide

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Department of Neurology University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, IA 52242

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(6):399. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510060101030

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Brain dissection is not a dying art; this we can say after seeing the superb preparations of Drs Gluhbegovic and Williams, obtained after a painstaking method of fixation of the human brain and after the patient teasing of anatomic structures. The color plates of those preparations are simply splendid, and I doubt that they could be improved in any way. The black and white photographs are also of high quality but, needless to say, rather disappointing after one has seen the colored variety.

In addition to dissection material, the book offers photographs of cord, cerebellum, brainstem, cerebrum, and meninges, seen from several interesting and revealing angles. This is complemented by photographs of gross and of Weigert-stained sections. Most of the illustrations are accompanied by a concise text describing the appropriate structures and by a line drawing with comprehensive numbered legends.

This is a carefully prepared and produced atlas with an

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