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April 21, 1999

Pediatric NeuropathologyBrain Damage in the Newborn and Its Neurological Sequels: Pathologic and Clinical Correlation

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Abraham Towbin, 764 pp, with illus, $302, ISBN 0-9660551-0-1, Danvers, Mass, PRM Publishing Co, 1998.

JAMA. 1999;281(15):1437-1438. doi:10.1001/jama.281.15.1437-JBK0421-2-1

This text is a 764-page compendium of congenital and acquired brain injuries. The first of two sections contains seven didactic chapters on such topics as the pathogenesis of cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and minimal brain dysfunction. The second section has 238 case studies, representing diverse topics, such as intrauterine growth retardation, effects of maternal diabetes mellitus, twin transfusion syndrome, and severe anemia.

The book has 673 illustrations, including spectacular color photographs, color photomicrographs, and radiographs. The accompanying captions are generally useful, although labeling or schematic diagrams might have been more helpful to the nonpathologist. Towbin's descriptions of the neuropathology are excellent, and, as a clinician, I found this to be the strongest aspect of the book.

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