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May 1956

Brain Mechanisms in Diachrome.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1956;55(5):752-753. doi:10.1001/archopht.1956.00930030756018

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There is a certain fascination about books on brain anatomy. A large part of this is undoubtedly due to the pictorial representation of the enormously complex cytoarchitecture of the brain. The presentation, visually, of pathways leading from cells in the cortex to their final destination in the muscles or sense organs is always spellbinding, perhaps because most of us have visual memories. This fascination is doubly intensified when the material to be presented can be depicted in three dimensions. Dr. Krieg has been the pioneer in the use of this method in neuroanatomy. His previous book, entitled "Functional Neuroanatomy," was published in the second edition in 1953 and employed unique techniques in the presentation of the illustrations in three-dimensional form. This book is a continuation and an extension of these methods. With the use of transparencies in color "the diachrome reconstructions consist of six double sheets—twelve pages—the two sides of

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