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June 1955

The Study of the Brain.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;53(6):923. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930010931026

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One of the chief difficulties in teaching neuro-ophthalmology to residents is their paucity of knowledge of the anatomy of the brain and spinal cord. Topical diagnosis depends upon a complete familiarity with nerve pathways subserving particular functions; for example, the detection of an internuclear paralysis pin-points the lesion to a space of approximately 0.5 cm. in the brain stem. It is urgent, therefore, that all those who expect to familiarize themselves with neuro-ophthalmology shall be well founded in neuroanatomy, or at least those parts which apply particularly to the eye. In 1947 Rubenstein and Davis published an excellent stereoscopic atlas of neuroanatomy (New York, Grune & Stratton, Inc.). The present text is a companion text to this stereoscopic atlas, but is complete in itself, since the key drawings of the "Atlas" have been included.

Designed primarily for the student beginning his study of neuroanatomy, Chapter I is a dissecting manual,

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