A healthy balance of well selected lucidly blended neuroanatomical and physiological information concerning the human nervous system is presented in this relatively brief volume. This combination satisfies a long sought need for a coherent description of structure related in an unusually meaningful way to function. In addition to a chapter on basic neurophysiology, six of the 16 sections deal with the operational aspects of systems, for example, the "Sensory Systems and Thalamus," and, "The Somatic Motor Systems and the Basal Ganglia."
Except for a ten-plate cross-sectional atlas of the brain stem after Villiger, the remainder are original illustrations by Robert J. Demarest which are outstanding for their clarity. Variations of the same basic drawings which permit rapid orientation and identification of the salient features of areas of the nervous system are used when possible.
The text is unencumbered by references to original observations. Bibliographies of from three to 16 classic