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September 1953

Anatomy of the Nervous System:

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;50(3):397-398. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920030404028

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The ninth edition of this well-known text on the antomy of the nervous system has been revised by Dr. S. L. Clark, professor of anatomy of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

The acid test of any book dealing with factual material, such as anatomy, is whether or not the book is interesting to read. This book is actually interesting. It unfolds the story of the progressive development of the nervous system from its relatively simple form in lower animals to the elaborate structure of the vertebrates. The descriptions of the gross anatomy of the developed brain are exceptionally clear, and the illustrations are all that could be desired.

This book can be recommended for a general review of the anatomy of the nervous system. It is not particularly up-to-date in the sections dealing with the eye. For example, none of the recent work on proprioception from the ocular muscles is

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