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The Human Brain and Spinal Cord

Functional Neuroanatomy and Dissection Guide

  • Lennart Heimer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

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  3. Dissection of the Brain

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  4. Functional Neuroanatomy

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  5. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

This book was written to serve both as a guide for the dissection of the human brain and as an illustrated compendium of the functional anatomy of the brain and spinal cord. In this sense, the book represents an updated and expanded version of the book The Human Brain and Spinal Cord written by the author and published in Swedish by Scandinavian University Books in 1961. The complicated anatomy of the brain can often be more easily appreciated and understood in relation to its development. Some insight about the coverings of the brain will also make the brain dissections more meaningful. Introductory chapters on these subjects constitute Part I of the book. Part 2 is composed of the dissection guide, in which text and illustrations are juxtaposed as much as possible in order to facilitate the use of the book in the dissection room. The method of dissection is similar to dissection proce­ dures used in many medical schools throughout the world, and variations of the technique have been published by several authors including Ivar Broman in the "Manniskohjarnan" (The Human Brain) published by Gleerups F6rlag, Lund, 1926, and Laszlo Komaromy in "Dissection of the Brain," published by Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, 1947. The great popularity of the CT scanner justifies an extra laboratory session for the comparison of nearly horizontal brain sections with matching CT scans.

Keywords

anatomy brain computed tomography (CT) neuroanatomy spinal cord

Authors and affiliations

  • Lennart Heimer
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  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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