Cajal on the Cerebral Cortex

Cajal on the Cerebral Cortex : An Annotated Translation of the Complete Writings

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This is the first English-language publication of the complete works of the great Spanish neurohistologist, Santiago Ramon y Cajal, on the cerebral cortex. The new translations include all Cajal's very early contributions on the cortex of small mammals, relevant chapters from his definitive textbook, and all his great works on the human cerebral cortex made at the peak of his career. The book also presents Cajal's surveys of cortical structure, which date from his later years. The book is extensively annotated, and the authors have verified and completed all Cajal's references. Special introductory chapters review the state of knowledge during each period covered, and the work concludes with an extensive essay on modern cortical neurohistology in which the quality and lasting significance of Cajal's contributions are highlighted.show more

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  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 165.1 x 231.1 x 38.1mm | 1,360.79g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • frontispiece, 337 figures, bibliography
  • 0195052803
  • 9780195052800

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PART I: THE EARLY PERIOD (1890-1894): Studies on small mammals; PART II: AN INTERLUDE (1896-1897): Methylene blue and the special cells of layer I; PART III: THE MIDDLE PERIOD (1899-1901): The great works on the human cortex; PART IV: THE YEARS OF CONSOLIDATION (1904-1911): The textura and the histologie; PART V: THE FINAL YEARS (1921-1935): The cat and the rodents; The return to the neuron doctrine; PART VI: A MODERN VIEW.show more

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