The structure of the diencephalon in the insectivora (especially elephantulus myurus), the tupaioidea and the prosimian primates, with special reference to the evolution of the primate diencephalon.
Simmons, Robert Michael Thomas
The comparative structure of the diencephalon was investigated in the elephant shrew, the tree-shrew and several of the prosimian and anthropoid primates, including man. The brains were perfused with and fixed in formol saline. Most of those brains were sectioned transversely; others horizontally and sagitaliy. Sections of the diencophalon were stained with the cresyl-echt violet method for cytology and the study of cytoarchitectonics, and with the Kluver and Barrera, and Simmons techniques for myeloarchitectonics.
A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.