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September 1967

Functional Neuroanatomy.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1967;17(3):383-384. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1967.01730270127020

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"Knowledge of neuroanatomy is better imparted by pictures than by description, and for the most part, better by interpretative drawings than by photographs. This has been the guiding principle in the preparation of the third edition of this textbook." This passage, which begins the preface, indicates the relative strengths and weaknesses of this work. The book is intended to be an introductory textbook in neuroanatomy for medical and graduate students. The strength of the book is an abundance of illustrations, 429 in number, plus a diachrome booklet. This book, like all of Krieg's books, is profusely illustrated with his own type of drawings, which yields the dimension of depth. This kind of pictorial representation aids the beginning student to orient himself to the spatial relations existing among the various brain structures. I find these illustrations the best feature of the book.

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