Fine Structure of the Nervous System: Neurons and Their Supporting Cells

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This book represents the most complete and authoritative description on the fine structure of the nervous system available in a single volume. Beginning with background material on the neuron, the book then examines specific portions of the nerve cell, and of the various supporting cells. Structure is first described in a general fashion, followed by detailed coverage of the fine structure of each component, with full discussion of how the structural features relate to their functions. Extensively revised and rewritten, this book will bring readers up to date with the many important developments that have taken place since publication of the previous edition. It includes over 130 electron micrographs and line drawings, many of which are new to this edition.

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Alan Peters, Waterhouse Professor of Anatomy; Chairman, Department of Anatomy, Boston University School of Medicine. Sanford L. Palay, Bullard Professor of Neuroanatomy, Emeritus Harvard Medical School. Henry deF. Webster, Chief, Laboratory of Experimental Neuropathology, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke.

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From reviews of previous editions: "This is an account of the cells that constitute the nervous system . . . . a first-class monograph . . . . workers interested in the cellular structure of the nervous system will find it of great value." --British Medical Journal

"One can hardly conceive of a more experienced or better qualified combination of investigators to provide the equivalent of a Michelin Guide to the fine structure of the brain." Science

"This book is very strongly recommended as one of the most informative and stimulating works on the nervous system to appear in years." --Lancet

"An excellent textbook. . . .I enjoyed this book tremendously and recommend it enthusiastically to medical students, graduate students, houseofficers and scientists interested in the neurosciences. . . .This book belongs in all medical libraries as well as our personal libraries. I also consider this book an "ideal" welcome gift for the new residents beginning our neurology program." --The Quarterly Review of Biology

"As a series of beautiful pictures with good descriptive text, this book is hard to fault." --Cell Biology International Reports

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