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Atlas of Head Sections

The ‘Atlas of head sections’ consists of 53 engraved copperplates of frozen sections of the head.  Every head section was cut by Macewen himself. 

Together with his ‘Pyogenic infective diseases of the brain and spinal cord’, the ‘Atlas of head sections’ helped establish Macewen’s international reputation as a leader in the field. The New York Medical Record (31st March, 1894) stated that “The present volume just issued by Dr Macewen surpasses all others in perfection of its execution and in the completeness of the work.”