An extremely rapid Golgi procedure for immersion impregnation of the whole brain of the frog Rana esculenta is described. It uses an isotonic 2% osmium tetroxide solution buffered with sodium barbital at pH 7.2 that has previously been used for electron microscopy. To 15 ml of this solution 85 ml 3% potassium dichromate is added just before use. Twelve-hour treatments (6 hr in the chrome-osmium solution plus 6 hr in 0.75% silver nitrate) are sufficient to obtain consistently excellent impregnations of external brain formations. Twenty-four-hour treatments (12 hr in the chrome-osmium solution and 12 hr in the silver solution) impregnate also the deeper regions of the brain. The results show neuronal details on a clear background.