For an overview of Leonardo's studies of brain anatomy, see Pevsner ().
A Glimpse of Our Past
The monro bell controversy
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 26, Issue 7, pages 793–799, October 2013
How to Cite
Pearce, J.M.S. (2013), The monro bell controversy. Clin. Anat., 26: 793–799. doi: 10.1002/ca.22127
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 15 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 19 MAR 2012
- foramen of Monro;
- interventricular foramen;
- Sir Charles Bell;
- Alexander Monro (secundus)
Amongst the contributions in anatomy and surgery of the celebrated Monros was the contentious “discovery” by Monro Secundus of the interventricular foramen. Monro's account (1783) was vehemently criticized in London, especially by Charles Bell for presuming to describe something which was already well known and for inaccuracies. Monro with some justification in 1797 disputed this attack, although his anatomical description was shown by later anatomists to be mistaken. Clin. Anat. 26:793–799, 2013. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.