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Texture of the Nervous System of Man and the Vertebrates, Volume 1

Series: Texture of the Nervous System of Man and the Vertebrates Volume: 1

By: Santiago Ramon y Cajal

631 pages, Col and b/w illus, figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #89403 | ISBN: 321183057X
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A collection of the works and thoughts of Santiago Ramon y Cajal. The text is a rendition of the original Spanish version, with additional facts taken from the French translation, making this the `definitive Cajal' for scientists and scholars interested in the original thoughts of probably the most prominent neuroscientist of all time.

... Auber die vorliegende Aubersetzung des ersten Bandes der a'Textura del Sistema Nervioso del Hombre y de los Vertebrados' lasst sich nur Positives berichten. Das Buch ist sowohl Medizinhistorikern und Neurowissenschaftlern, insbesondere Neurophysiologen und Neuroanatomen, zu empfehlen. Es ist ausserst interessant wie Ramon y Cajal zu seiner Zeit Neuronen, Gliazellen und Nervenfasern u. a. beschrieb, analysierte, interpretierte und vor allem zeichnete. Die kritische und vergleichende Diskussion sowohl der Morphologie als auch der Physiologie ist auch noch aus heutiger Perspektive beispielhaft ... Annals of Anatomy/Anatomischer Anzeiger, 1/2000


Contents

General concept of the nervous system.- Review of research methods and resulting discoveries.- Components of the nervous tissue.- Morphology of nerve cells (Continuation).- Physiologic inferences from the morphology and connectivity of neurons.- Structure of the nerve cell; Physiologic inferences based on the cell structure.- Continuation of the physiologic interpretation of neuronal structure.- Neuroglia.- Nerve fibers.- Neural centers; Spinal cord.- Structure of the white matter of the spinal cord.- Structure of gray matter.- Commissural and funicular cells.- Distribution of funicular cells in various regions of the gray matter.- Sensory neurons, i.e. neurons with somata outside the spinal cord sending axons to the cord.- Endings of peripheral processes of spinal ganglion cells.- Central processes of sensory neurons.- Neuroglia of the gray matter of the spinal cord.- Physiologic inferences based on a new structural concept of the spinal cord; Reflex movements.- Comparative histology of the spinal cord.- Histogenesis of the spinal cord and spinal ganglia.

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