The brain under the knife: serial sectioning and the development of late nineteenth-century neuroanatomy.

@article{Hakosalo2006TheBU,
  title={The brain under the knife: serial sectioning and the development of late nineteenth-century neuroanatomy.},
  author={Heini Hakosalo},
  journal={Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={172-202}
}
  • Heini Hakosalo
  • Published 2006 in
    Studies in history and philosophy of biological…
Major changes took place during the last quarter of the nineteenth century in the ways that the brain tissue was maintained, manipulated and studied, and, consequently, in the ways that its structure, functions and pathologies were seen and represented in neurological literature. The paper exemplifies these changes by comparing German neuroanatomy in the 1860s and early 1870s (represented above all by Theodor Meynert) with the turn-of-the-century view of the brain (represented by Constantin von… CONTINUE READING

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