Forty-three human brains were studied by two methods: (1) acrylic plastic injections followed by dissections and (2) barium sulfate (Micropaque) injections with subsequent sectioning and radiographs of the sections of the brain. By these methods complete demonstration of all vessels to their finest radicles is achieved, not only over the surface but within the substance of the brain. There is no comparable work which offers so complete and detailed a study of the cerebral vasculature.
The injection technique permits visualization of the vasculature in a degree of detail unknown until recent times. The photographs are of utmost clarity, and the majority are enlarged. The vasculature of the central nervous system is a source of ever increasing interest and study by anatomists, physiologists, neurologists, surgeons, etc.
This book by Stephens and Stilwell reveals the entire vasculature of the brain with nearly three-dimensional clarity. The painstaking work and skilled dissection are a