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July 1938

Handbuch der Neurologie.

Arch NeurPsych. 1938;40(1):225. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1938.02270070235027

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This volume is concerned entirely with tumors and abscesses of the brain and spinal cord. Antoni contributes a good article on tumors of the spinal cord, which covers 122 pages and is well illustrated and comprehensive. The problem of intracranial tumors is discussed by A. J. McLean, who also contributes the chapter on tumors of the pituitary. Both these chapters are well written and cover all available material, but they suffer somewhat at times from too sketchy a treatment of the subject matter. Henneberg contributes a chapter on animal parasites of the central nervous system. The article on abscess of the brain by Wartenberg is rather brief, and that on abscess of the spinal cord by the same author is too sketchy for a system of this sort. The volume is not up to the standard of other volumes in this series, but will be found useful for the subjects