This monograph by nine English authors is part of the Contemporary Neurology Series. The title may be somewhat misleading. Its aims are to integrate certain phases of neuroanatomy and neurochemistry and to provide research workers in each field with data in the other, so as to promote further interactions between the two disciplines.
The presentation is divided into three sections. The first discusses newer concepts in neuroanatomy and neurochemistry; the second deals with the metabolism of amino acids, lipids, and carbohydrates in nervous tissue. A final section comprises a series of essays on chemical neurobiology in special situations, such as the developing brain, memory mechanisms, mental disease, and heredodegenerative disorders. Excellent printing and clearly reproduced illustrations serve the authors well. The style of writing is clear, literate, and surprisingly uniform for a book with multiple authors.
Correlation between knowledge of anatomic structure and neurochemistry is a laudable objective. To achieve