The naming of the cranial nerves: A historical review

@article{Davis2014TheNO,
  title={The naming of the cranial nerves: A historical review},
  author={Matthew C. Davis and Christoph J. Griessenauer and Anand N. Bosmia and R. Shane Tubbs and Mohammadali M. Shoja},
  journal={Clinical Anatomy},
  year={2014},
  volume={27}
}
The giants of medicine and anatomy have each left their mark on the history of the cranial nerves, and much of the history of anatomic study can be viewed through the lens of how the cranial nerves were identified and named. A comprehensive literature review on the classification of the cranial names was performed. The identification of the cranial nerves began with Galen in the 2nd century AD and evolved up through the mid‐20th century. In 1778, Samuel Sömmerring, a German anatomist… 
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