DC60: An example of one of the 450 cases that compose the Denny-Brown collection of primate lesion material


  • Dr. Joel A. Vilensky,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Anatomy, Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • Fort Wayne Center for Medical Education, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., Fort Wayne, IN 46805, U.S.A.
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Sid Gilman,

    1. Department of Neurology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Robert J. Morecraft

    1. Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Vermillion, South Dakota, U.S.A.
    Search for more papers by this author


The Denny-Brown collection consists of films depicting the behavioral responses of ∼450 monkeys after central nervous system lesions; operative, behavioral, and neuropathologic descriptions; and histologic slides. This collection is available for use by interested investigators. This report describes one case, DC60, to provide an example of the types of material that are available and how these materials might be used better to understand the nervous system. To demonstrate how precisely the actual lesions can be defined and compared with the planned ablations, this report also includes a detailed evaluation of the extent of the lesions made in this case, based on the histologic slides and on photographs of the brain taken before histologic processing.