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August 26, 1950

Introduction to Neuropathology

JAMA. 1950;143(17):1530. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910520072046

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According to the authors this book has been designed for medical students and for trainees in the specialties of neurology and pathology. It seems impossible that the medical student could gain from this book a worthwhile concept of the pathologic aspects of neurologic diseases, and the information on neuropathology, both gross and microscopic, is so inadequate and incomplete as to be useless to persons seeking postgraduate training in any specialty. The authors imply that whatever special virtue this book may have is the result of its having been written by general pathologists rather than by specialists in neuropathology. Although no one would deny that the general pathologist is often in position to add to knowledge of disorders of the nervous system, this book is ample evidence that the first requisite for one who would write informatively on neuropathology is a fuller understanding of the nervous system and its diseases than

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